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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Men armed with gun and crowbar rob bank in Dublin city centre

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after an armed bank robbery in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

Two males entered the Permanent TSB Bank on Baggot Street at approximately 12.42pm armed with a handgun and a crowbar.

The first raider was described as 5ft 11inches in height, with a heavy build and wore a hi-visibility jacket and black woolly hat and carried a crowbar.

The second man was roughly 5ft 9 inches in height, wore a black woolly hat and a black scarf over his face and carried a handgun.

Gardai in Irishtown have said that the two men threatened staff and left with a sum of money, though nobody was injured.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses as the two fled the bank and made their way through a crowd of pedestrians who were standing at the junction of Baggot Street Upper and Haddington Road. The raiders continued onto Haddington Road where it is believed they may have fled in an unidentified vehicle.

Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have information about this robbery to contact the Gardaí at the Incident Room in Irishtown Garda Station at 01-6669632, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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