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Gardaí arrest two men after armed robbery and car chase through Rathfarnham

The two men are believed to have carjacked a woman in Saggart earlier in the day.

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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED two men in connection with the hijacking of a vehicle and two robberies in south Dublin yesterday.

A car chase ensued between the men and gardaí yesterday evening through the Rathfarnham area before they were finally apprehended in Saggart.

Both men – in their 30s – are currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station.

Armed robbery

The first robbery linked to the men occurred at around 7.20am yesterday morning when two men entered a service station on Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown.

Armed with a crowbar and screwdriver, they threatened staff and made off with a small amount of cash.

At approximately 9.15am, two men entered a shop in Killinarden, Tallaght armed with what appeared to be garden shears and a hammer. They threatened staff but did fled empty-handed.

No one was injured in these incidents.

The vehicle believed to have been used in the robberies – a silver hatchback – was found burnt out near the area of a hijacking of a car in the Shankill area later that day.

Car chase

A female motorist was stopped by two men on Old Connaught Drive at approximately 4pm on 15 June 2017. While they took the car, she was uninjured.

Gardaí then identified this car – a black hatchback – driving recklessly in the Rathfarnham area at around 5pm.

They gave chase, with assistance from the Armed Support Unit and Air Support.

The driver lost control of the car in the Saggart area and the two men fled on foot before being apprehended by gardaí.

Both men are currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under section 4 of the criminal justice act.

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