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Friday 19 September 2014

Patrolling gardai arrest 'armed' robber after chasing him down the street

Published 26/02/2014 | 19:30

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Passing gardai, who were made aware of the incident, spotted the youth and gave chase on foot.

Gardai have arrested a man following an armed robbery at a convenience store on Botanic Avenue in Drumcondra, Dublin this afternoon.

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A lone man entered the store and threatened staff with what was described as a firearm, at around 4.30pm.

He escaped with a sum of money in the direction of Drumcondra Road Lower and was pursued by a staff member for a time.

Passing gardai, who were made aware of the incident, spotted the youth and gave chase on foot.

Following a lengthy foot chase the young man was arrested on Drumcondra Road and brought to Mountjoy Garda Station where he is currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended.

A sum of money along with what is believed to be an imitation firearm (subject to technical examination) was recovered when the juvenile was arrested. No one was injured during the robbery.

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