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File photo: Custom House Quay, Dublin Google Maps

Off-duty garda catches man robbing Dublin city centre pharmacy with hammer

The man was arrested after a foot chase along Custom House Quay.

A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the robbery of a Dublin city centre pharmacy.

Gardaí say a lone male armed with a hammer entered the Eden Quay business at around 10.50am yesterday.

He threatened staff and demanded cash before escaping with a sum of money.

The suspect was spotted by an off-duty garda and arrested following a foot chase along Custom House Quay.

The man, who is in his late 40s, is being detained at Store Street station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am tomorrow morning to be charged in relation to the incident.

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