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Gardaí searching for man after Dublin armed robbery

He threatened staff and demanded money in last night’s incident.

Image: Leon Farrell

GARDAÍ ARE SEARCHING for a man – believed to have been armed with a firearm – who threatened staff for money in Dublin last night.

At 6.30pm yesterday evening gardaí attended the scene of a robbery at a premises in Greencastle Parade, Newtown Industrial Estate, Dublin 17.

A garda spokesperson said it is believed a male on a motorbike approached two staff members who were in the process of locking up the premises.

The man was believed to have been armed with a firearm.

He threatened staff members and demanded money.

He then left in the direction of Newtown Avenue and got on the back of the motorbike, which then drove off in the direction of Newtown Park and Coolock Retail Park.

The suspect was described as:

  • 5ft11
  • Wearing dark-coloured bottoms and a dark tracksuit top
  • Wearing white runners
  • Had a scarf over his mouth
  • Either had a hat or a hood covering the top of his head
  • Had a Dublin accent

There was no description of the man driving the motorbike, though the bike was described as being a large scrambler-type motorbike with blue and white fairings.

There was no registration or lights the bike.

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