Sunday 23 October 2016

Staff left terrified after man robs Burger King at knifepoint

Published 04/01/2016 | 10:43

The suspect is being held at Tallaght Garda Station
The suspect is being held at Tallaght Garda Station

A man has been arrested following an armed robbery on a Burger King outlet in which staff were threatened with a knife.

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The incident occured at a branch of the fast food chain on Belgard Road in Tallaght at 8pm last night.

A lone male approached the counter and brandished a knife, demanding cash from the workers.

He then smashed open a cash register and took an undisclosed sum of cash thought to be in the region of €1,000 before escaping.

There were no injuries in the incident.

In a follow-up operation gardai arrested a 36-year-old man and a weapon was recovered. The stolen cash was not found however.

The suspect is being detained at Tallaght garda station.

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