Two Arrested Following Foiled Armed Robbery in Dublin

You are viewing content from Ireland's Classic Hits Radio Meath. Would you like to make this your preferred location?

Two men have been arrested by gardaí who intercepted an armed robbery.

The men targeted a convenience store in Baldoyle at approximately 5pm on Friday.

Armed with a handgun, hammer and pick-axe, the men entered the store and tried to force their way into a post office at the rear of the shop.

Staff at the post office raised the alarm.

Members of the Garda ASU (Armed Support Unit) along with local Garda units from Raheny and Clontarf arrived on the scene while the armed robbery was in progress.

No shots were fired as armed gardaí disarmed the two robbers, who were subsequently arrested.

The men were detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act and can be held for up to three days.

Scene of crime officers have examined the scene and the handgun has been taken for examination by ballistics. The investigation is ongoing.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward. They can be contacted at Howth Garda Station (01) 666 49000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

More from Dublin News

  • Ireland's Classic Hits Records Third Successive All-Time Listenership High

    Ireland's Classic Hits Radio has recorded its third successive JNLR all time high in the latest JNLR. The ratings, which cover the period May-December 2021, give the multicity broadcaster 321,000 weekly and 161,000 daily listeners, increases from 309,000 and 158,000 respectively on the last JNLR survey. Market share now stands at 5.2% in the multicity area. *