Wednesday 21 February 2018

Raiders steal €30k from pub after game

Ken Foy

ARMED raiders stole more than €30,000 from a pub targeted after the sell-out Croke Park game between Dublin and Kerry.

Two men wearing balaclavas – one armed with a handgun and the other with a large knife – stormed the bar close to the stadium shortly before 1am on Monday.

A staff member at the Seabank House in East Wall had a blade held to his throat during the terrifying robbery.

He was forced to go to a safe at the back of the premises where the haul of over €30,000 was found.

Another barman was threatened by a thug armed with a handgun as the money was stolen.

The two male staff members were uninjured in the incident, but are said to have been left "badly shaken".

No arrests have been made yet, but sources say gardai are working on the theory that the armed robbery was "a local job".

It is understood the well- known pub had enjoyed a bumper weekend with a large crowd in it on Sunday for the Dublin v Kerry GAA match.

Irish Independent

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