Tuesday 24 April 2018

Masked thugs hold up bank in seventh armed raid in four days

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

ARMED raiders got away with just under €3,000 after they held up the AIB branch at Newlands Cross, Dublin, shortly after it opened today.

It is the seventh armed robbery in the capital in four days.

Two masked men, one brandishing a firearm, entered the bank and threatened staff, before they fled on foot. Personal items belonging to customers were also taken.

One female customer was later treated for shock at scene. Gardai in Clondalkin appealed for information on the men, who ran towards Boot Road.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said significant progress had been made in their investigations over the past few days and he expected some arrests shortly.

He added there were no links between the robberies.

Meanwhile, in a separate move, Justice Minister Alan Shatter announced the almost immediate promotion of one Garda assistant commissioner, four chiefs and 13 superintendents.

Competitions are being held for eight vacant posts at senior level.

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