Wednesday 17 January 2018

Man with running chainsaw threatened takeaway staff during late-night robbery

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Staff at a fast food takeaway were threatened by a man armed with a running chainsaw during a robbery last night.

The incident occurred at the takeaway at the Old Bawn Shopping Centre, Tallaght at approximately 2.20am this morning.

Gardai have since arrested the two men, aged 23 and 40, involved in the terrifying incident.

One of the men was armed with a chainsaw, which was on, threatened staff and ripped the till from the counter.

The two men left the scene and ran in the direction of Bohernabreena Road.

Gardai from Tallaght and Rathfarnam carried out a search of the immediate area before finding and arresting the men .

 They are being detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

The cash register and a sum of cash were recovered.

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