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A man was robbed by another man dressed as a woman and carrying a handgun

The incident happened in Rathgar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rathgar village where the robbery took place.
Rathgar village where the robbery took place.
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Updated 7.54am

A MAN WAS robbed in Dublin in the early hours of Sunday morning by another man carrying a handgun and dressed as a woman.

The incident happened at about 4.45 am when a 44-year-old businessman was attempting to lodge cash at a bank deposit box in Rathgar Village.

Gardaí say the man was then approached and threatened by another man who was dressed in women’s clothing and armed with what is believed to be a handgun.

A second man then confronted the businessman and a large sum of cash was stolen.

The two thieves then drove away from the scene towards Terenure in a car parked nearby. The car has since been recovered in the Harolds Cross area.

Gardaí say the silver Hyundai i40 used in the robbery had a taxi sign on the roof and was displaying false registration plates numbered 12-CE-1549.

Although the car had a taxi sign on the roof there were no similar markings on the doors of the car.

The man who was robbed was not injured in the incident.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and particularity want anyone who may have passed the ATM on Terenure Road East between 4.30 am and 4.45 am to come forward.

Anybody who may have seen any unusual activity in the area or perhaps saw the taxi are also being asked to contact gardaí, who say that no arrests have been made.

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