Man Arrested After Series Of A...


Man Arrested After Series Of Armed Robberies In Finglas

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

09:49 5 May 2022

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A man has been arrested following a series of robberies in Finglas yesterday.

Shortly before 8am, Gardaí were alerted after a man armed with a knife entered a supermarket on the Finglas Road. It’s understood he threatened a number of staff members at knife point before making off with cigarettes.

Moments later a mobile phone was taken from a staff member working at a nearby petrol station after he was threatened by a man armed with a knife.

A number of local Garda units quickly responded to both incidents and a man armed with a knife was arrested as he attempted to leave the filling station.

The man, who is aged in his 20s, was taken to Finglas Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice act, 1984. He can be held for up to 24 hours.

Following the arrest, further incidents involving a man armed with a knife were reported in the area. They included the hijacking of a bicycle and attempted robberies at a café and convenience store.

A knife, a number of mobile phones, cash, and a bicycle have been recovered by investigating Gardaí. All of the scenes have been forensically examined.

Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.

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