Watch: CCTV footage shows armed raider in 'Hulk' mask terrorise staff in Dublin raid
Published 28/01/2016 | 12:16
THIS shocking CCTV footage show a raider wearing a Hulk mask terrorise shop workers at a Dublin shop.
The man is believed to be part of a gang behind a spate of armed robberies.
The ruthless duo hit a Centra store in Corduff last Saturday night moments after the tills for the rollover €13.8m Lotto jackpot closed.
The CCTV stills show two masked men using threats and violence to terrify shop workers and security staff.
One of the men is wearing an Incredible Hulk mask to hide his face.
The hooded men stormed into the shop and forced three terrified staff members behind the counter at gunpoint and empty the tills.
The two raiders can be seen running into the shop at 8:41 and 23 seconds.
One raider is wearing a red jacket and a hulk mask, with his hood up.
He immediately confronts the security guard and then runs into the shop, pushing a shop worker in front of him.
Then the second raider comes storming down the shop as the security guard grapples with him.
Behind the counter the two raiders instruct the workers to open the tills, and all the time the security guard is fighting with them, pulling at them and pushing them.
One of the shop workers can be seen hiding cash while a raider is distracted by the security guard.
Both of the raiders are wearing white gloves during the robbery to prevent them from leaving fingerprints.
At 8:42 and 28 seconds, barely a minute after entering, the pair leave the shop with a sum of money estimated to be around €500.
They escaped on two bicycles and were seen by locals changing clothes on a local green area as staff phone gardai and the owners.
Co-owner of the store, Damian Quinn, said the raid was a terrifying ordeal for the staff.
“Our security guard tried to prevent it but he was over-powered and then they ordered the staff to open the tills,” he said.
“They didn’t care who was in the shop at the time, and then just casually walked out after waving their guns around and terrifying everyone.”
Two local drug addicts are the main suspects for the robbery, and gardai are following a definite line of inquiry.
They are also suspected of robbing other businesses in the area over the past few years, including a newsagent and a hair salon.
Local Independent councillor David McGuinness the Centra store is the hub of commercial activity in the area.
“I suspect the gardai won’t be too long in pursuing those responsible and I’d urge anyone with information to come forward,” said Cllr McGuinness.
“I dread to think what would have happened if the shop had been busy.”
“People shouldn’t have to worry about being targeted when they are out shopping,” he added.