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Two men questioned over €7,000 bank heist

TWO men were last night being questioned by gardai after a €7,000 bank heist in which raiders set off a banger to scare staff.

One of two raiders used a knife to threaten staff and customers after they walked into the Ulster Bank branch on Camden Street in Dublin at about 11.30am yesterday.

The raiders made their getaway in a O7D registered Ford Fiesta car, with a 1996 registration plate. They abandoned their car at Portobello bridge and were seen running away in the direction of Rathmines.

Gardai recovered a knife in the getaway car and it was taken to the technical bureau in the Phoenix Park for forensic examination. Nobody was injured in the raid.

Officers later arrested two 41-year-old men in the Rialto and Basin Street areas of the city. They are being held at Harcourt Terrace and Kevin Street garda station. As yet no money has been recovered.

Irish Independent