14 People Due In Court Over Du...


14 People Due In Court Over Dublin Robberies

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:41 15 Dec 2023

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14 people, including two teenagers, are due in court today charged over a spate of robberies at businesses across North Dublin.

They were arrested as part of an investigation into crime targeting commercial premises.

The operation has led to the arrest of 15 people in total, connected to 20 separate incidents, resulting in 23 charges.

Gardaí say the robberies were violent, with weapons such as knives and sharp implements used to scare victims. Petrol was also poured onto a counter in one incident.

A Garda spokesperson say; "As part of Operation Táirge and continuous criminal investigations into crime targeting commercial premises in DMR North Division, a total of 14 individuals, including two juveniles (13 males and one female), are scheduled to appear before Dublin District Courts (Courts of Criminal Justice and Swords District Court) on Friday, December 15, 2023.

The charges, totaling 23, relate to recent robberies across the Division. One further person has already been arrested and charged in relation to these investigations and has appeared before the courts.

The offences involved violence, with offenders using weapons such as knives and sharp implements, inducing fear and panic among victims. In one case, petrol was poured onto a counter within a retail premise to invoke fear. The targeted premises are all commercial, varying in business type and geographical spread across the Division.

This operation has led to the arrest of a total of 15 individuals connected to 20 separate incidents, resulting in 23 charges being brought before the Courts. Of these, 20 charges are related to robbery, and an additional 3 charges pertain to the production of an article during these robberies."

Gardaí say the investigation is ongoing, with more arrests and charges expected in the coming weeks.

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