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Thursday 18 January 2018

Man (29) arrested following armed robbery of bookmakers

(Stock picture)
(Stock picture)

Cian Murray

A 29-year-old was arrested after the armed robbery of a bookmakers in Rialto, Dublin today.

The robbery happened at approximately 1:05pm this afternoon on the South Circular Road, Rialto.

A man entered the premises with what was believed to be a hand gun.

He threatened staff and stole a sum of cash, before leaving the shop, turning right and then taking the second right down New Ireland Road.

This male was wearing a black jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms with a grey stripe down the legs and blue runners. His face was covered in a white cloth type of clothing.

Gardaí from Kevin St Detective Unit, local units and members of the Divisional Crime Task Force responded to the call and began a search of the Dry Dock area off New Ireland Road, where they observed a male running into the bushes.

He was subsequently arrested.

The man is currently being detained in Kilmainham Garda under the provisions section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended.

During a search of the area a firearm and a sum of money was recovered.

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