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Two armed bank raiders steal €20,000

TWO men armed with a handgun and a crowbar stole over €20,000 in a terrifying Dublin city centre bank raid.

Both males entered the Permanent TSB Bank on Baggot Street shortly after 12.40pm.

It is understood there weren't any customers in the bank at the time and no one was injured.

It is still unclear how the robbers made their getaway.

One local business owner, who did not wish to be named, said: "I've talked to other people and all they saw was a blue van parked outside the branch.

Gardai are investigating whether they had a waiting vehicle stationed nearby.

The first raider was described as 5ft 11in in height, with a heavy build. He wore a 'high visibility' jacket and a black woolly hat and carried a crowbar.

The second man was roughly 5ft 9in tall, and also had a black woolly hat, and a black scarf over his face and was carrying a handgun.

APPEAL

Gardai are appealing for witnesses as the two fled the bank and made their way through a crowd of pedestrians who were standing at the junction of Baggot Street Upper and Haddington Road. The raiders continued up Haddington Road where it is believed they may have fled in an unidentified vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Irishtown Garda Station at 01-6669632, the Garda confidential telephone line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

A spokesman for the bank said it has no comment to make.

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