Monday 24 July 2017

Knifepoint robber due to appear in court

Gardaí said they arrested the man shortly after he carried out the robbery
Gardaí said they arrested the man shortly after he carried out the robbery

David Kearns

A man is to appear in court in connection with an armed robbery in a Dublin park early this morning.

The 33-year-old was arrested by Garda shortly after he approached and threatened a young man (27) walking through Rathmines Park in County Dublin at 12.15am this morning.

Taking the young man’s mobile phone, the armed robber fled in the direction of Rathgar Road.

Gardai in Rathmines were soon alerted and following a search of the area, they arrested and detained the 33-year-old under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The man will appear before the Dublin Criminal Court at 10:30am today.

Gardaí said they recovered the stolen mobile phone during a follow-up search.

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