Raiders hit pub for €15k after World Cup finale

By Ken Foy

around €15,000 was taken by armed raiders who targeted a publican who was on the way to a bank to lodge the takings from a busy night after Sunday's dramatic World Cup final.

The manager of the Cardiff Inn in Finglas was taking the cash to the night safe of a nearby bank when he was confronted by the two masked criminals who stole the bag of cash from him in the north Dublin suburb.

One of the suspects was armed with a hammer while the other had a pool cue, which they used to threaten the man at about 1am yesterday.

Gardai said both males were about five feet and 10 inches in height and after taking the cash, they fled the scene on foot down Cardiffsbridge Road.


Gardai are studying CCTV in an attempt to identify the suspects, who sources say may be part of a volatile local gang who have been involved in a spate of robberies in the locality.

The Cardiff Inn is a long-established pub that sources say was very busy on Sunday.

"The manager was left in a very shocked state after this incident and a full investigation is in place with CCTV being studied," a source said.

The Cardiff Inn is one of the most established pubs in the Finglas area.

In September 1995, a 27-year-old man was stabbed to death outside the pub during a row about money.

A Finglas man was later 
convicted of murder in the