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Three held in bookies raid

AN armed robbery at a Dublin bookmakers has been foiled by gardai.

The incident took place yesterday morning when takings at the Crumlin betting shop had been boosted by the Cheltenham festival.

A gang of at least three men were involved in the attempted robbery, which happened in the Sundrive Road area of Dublin 12 at 3.30am.

A safe was being loaded into a van when gardai arrived at the scene.

Garda subsequently arrested three men, two from Ballyfermot and one from Islandbridge.