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Man 'held gun' to woman's head

A DUBLIN man charged in connection with an armed raid on a post office in south Dublin has been sent forward for trial.

Gavin Mangan (33) was allegedly one of two armed and masked men who entered the post office in Monkstown and demanded cash from the staff.


It will be alleged that Mangan threatened to shoot post office staff and that he also held an imitation firearm to a customer's head and threatened to shoot her if workers refused to hand over the money.

It will also be alleged that the accused, with an address at Spencer Dock, Dublin 1, and his accomplice made off with over €9,000.

Dun Laoghaire District Court heard that the book of evidence had been served on Mangan, who is to go forward to the next sittings of the Dublin Circuit Court.

He is charged with robbing Monkstown Post Office, Carrickbrennan Road, Monkstown, of €9,350 shortly before 1pm on October 1, 2009.

He is also accused of possession of a stun gun with intent to commit a crime and to possession of an imitation firearm.

Mangan is further charged with stealing a 1994 Wexford-registered car which was allegedly used in the robbery.

Gardai previously told a court that no one was injured in the raid, but staff and customers were visibly shaken by what happened.

The accused, who is already on High Court bail on the charges, was remanded on bail as per the High Court order, which includes a cash lodgement of €5,000. He must also sign on daily at Store Street Garda Station.


Judge Ann Ryan gave Mangan the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he plans to call as an alibi in his defence. Legal aid was assigned to Yvonne Bambury and two counsel.