Friday 15 December 2017

Gardai manhunt ongoing after two armed robberies in Dublin

Gardai in Rathfarnham village today
Gardai in Rathfarnham village today

Robin Schiller

Gardai are continuing a manhunt this evening following two armed robberies in the city.

A lone male entered the Centra Store on the Main Street, Rathfarnham armed with what has been described as a handgun.

The shocking incident occurred at approximately 5pm, with the store located just 100 metres down the road from Rathfarnham Garda Station.

The assailant threatened workers and pointed the weapon at a member of staff before forcing them to handover an as of yet unknown amount of cash.

He subsequently fled the scene, with uniformed and detective Garda units responding to the scene.

A helicopter from the Garda Air Support Unit was also dispatched in an attempt to catch the suspect, but no arrests have yet been made.

A separate robbery robbery occurred in the Dun Laoghaire area earlier today, but the incidents are as of yet not believed to be connected.

Officers from Rathfarnham Garda station are investigating the incident, and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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