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Worker struck in raid by gun gang

GARDAI are hunting an armed gang after a substantial amount of cash was taken in a raid in west Dublin.

A gang of three men burst into a premises at Rosemount Business Park in Blanchardstown.

The men were armed with a shotgun and a knife and threatened employees.

During the raid, one worker was struck and received minor injuries. The men took cash before leaving the premises. Gardai believe a fourth man may also have been involved.

The gang used two getaway vehicles, a blue Scrambler-style motorcycle and a silver Mondeo with a 10-D registration plate.


They sped in the direction of the nearby Ballycoolin Road.

The injured man did not require hospital treatment.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 6667032, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

The Blanchardstown raid is the latest cash robbery in the capital, and came a day after a man armed with a shotgun held up the Bank of Ireland in Rathfarnham.

Gardai ARE appealing for information from witnesses in the area around 3pm last Thursday.

It is understood that the lone raider casually walked into the bank and demanded cash.

No shots were fired but terrified staff handed over a quantity of cash believed to be in the region of €17,000.

Separately, two men appeared in court in connection with an unrelated cash-in-transit robbery in Tallaght last Wednesday.