Friday 19 January 2018

Man due to appear in court charged in connection with post office robbery

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Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A man in his 40s is due to appear in court charged in connection with an armed robbery at a post office in Blackrock last January.

He is due to appear before Court No 2 at the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon in connection with the robbery.

He was arrested on Monday and was detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Donnybrook Garda Station.

The robbery occurred at the post office at Woodbine Park, Blackrock on January 19 at around 2.30pm.

A masked and armed man entered the post office and threatened customers and staff and fired a number of shots before leaving the scene on foot.

No one in the post office was injured.

As he fled the scene he was challenged by a male passer-by. Following a struggle a firearm, described as a hand gun, was recovered. The raider managed to flee the scene on foot. The passer-by sustained minor injuries during the altercation.

The man was arrested a man in his 40s in connection with this investigation.

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