Monday 18 December 2017

Three men arrested and gun seized after armed shopping centre raid

Bawunogue Shopping centre. Picture: Google Maps
Bawunogue Shopping centre. Picture: Google Maps
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Gardaí have arrested three men and seized a firearm after a terrifying shopping centre raid this afternoon.

Shortly before 2.50pm on Monday two masked men walked into a shop at Bawnogue Shopping Centre in Clondalkin.

In a statement gardaí said they were carrying what is believed to be a firearm.

The pair threatened staff and took an amount of cash.

The suspects left the scene and went in the direction of the Lealand estate.

Local Gardaí assisted by the Burglary Response Unit and members from the Special Detective Unit, Harcourt Sq went to the Lealand estate and entered a house where they found three males in their 20's.

All three were arrested and a sum of cash of cash was recovered. 

The men were taken to Clondalkin Garda station where they are being detained under the provisions of section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended. During a follow-up search a firearm was recovered.

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