Two men have been detained in connection with an attempted robbery in Walkinstown.
A man entered a bookies at around 7pm yesterday with what's believed to have been a fake firearm.
He threatened staff but ended up fleeing empty handed and made his getaway in a waiting taxi.
Nobody was injured during the ordeal.
Gardai intercepted a car a short time later on the Naas Road.
Two men were arrested and taken to Crumlin Garda Station for questioning.
They can be held for up to seven days.