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Armed raiders steal 15,000 bottles of Jameson for pre-Christmas sales (some gin too)

Bombay Sapphire gin and Jack Daniels whiskey were also taken from the Dublin warehouse.

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OVER 15,000 STOLEN bottles of Jameson as well as gin and Jack Daniels could be bound for the Christmas market after an armed hold up at a Dublin warehouse.

At least five raiders in two trucks made-off with 2,580 cases of Jameson, cases of Bombay Sapphire gin and cases of Jack Daniels whiskey in a robbery on 14 November.

The robbery happened in the middle of the afternoon at the Parkwest industrial Estate in Ballyfermot when two men entered a warehouse armed with iron bars.

They threatened two employees and forced them to open the warehouse loading bay. At least three more men arrived and the employees were tied up.

The stolen alcohol was loaded onto two 40ft trucks which left Parkwest about an hour after the raid began.

The two trucks, one with a red cab and the other white, travelled along Killeen Road up to the junction of Nangor Road and then towards the Long Mile Road.

The trucks then turned onto the Naas road in the direction of the Red Cow roundabout but it is unknown whether they travelled onto the M50 or continued on the N7 towards Naas.

Gardaí say they believe the stolen alcohol will be offered for sale in the run up to Christmas and are appealing for members of the public who have been offered any spirits from non-licenced suppliers to come forward.

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Anybody with any information on the movements of the two trucks or containers are also being asked to contact gardaí. This includes, they say, anyone who may have leased or hired the trucks or trailers to or from any individual.

The investigation is being led by gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01-6667227.

First published 6. 50 pm

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