Friday 24 November 2017

Man arrested over tiger-kidnap

A man in his 20s was arrested today over a tiger-kidnap in which a bank clerk's housemate was held hostage.

The suspect was being questioned in Tallaght garda station, in south Dublin.

The incident took place on June 22, when a three-man armed gang burst into a house the pair were sharing. The bank employee was ordered to go to work as normal in the AIB on Crumlin Cross and steal €200,000.

His friend was released unharmed after a cash drop-off at the Red Cow roundabout later that day.

Gardai said the arrested man was being held under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Press Association

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