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Staff and passers-by hold man who tried to rob shop and attacked woman until gardaí arrive

He was in possession of a hammer and threatened staff, demanding cash.


A MAN WAS arrested today after being held by staff of a shop which he had robbed.

The incident occurred on the Old Swords Road in Santry earlier today. At around 1.20pm a man entered a shop on the road. He was in possession of a hammer and threatened staff, demanding cash.

After an altercation with a staff member, he left the shop. The suspect then ran towards a car and assaulted the female car driver who suffered minor injuries.

Staff and passers-by subdued the 29-year-old man until gardaí arrived.

He was arrested and was then taken to Ballymun Garda Station, where he is being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 as amended.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Ballymun Garda station on 01 6664000.

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