Gardai arrest two after hijacking and armed robberies in south Dublin


Mutual understanding to gardai the two men under arrest, aged in their 30s, are believed to have been complex in armed robberies at a service station in Palmerstown and a shop in Tallaght yesterday morning.

Gardai say that two men started at a service station on Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 at 7.20am yesterday,  armed with a crowbar and screwdriver, endangered staff and made off with a small amount of cash.

Then, at 9.15 am, two men proffered a shop at Killinarden, Dublin 24 armed with a hammer and what arose to be garden shears.

Again staff were threatened but in this for fear of the fact the raiders left empty handed.

Gardai have confirmed no one was damage in these incidents.

Later in the day a vehicle believed to be involved these sorties, a silver hatchback, was discovered burnt out near the area of the hijacking, which tolerated place in the Shankill area when a female driver was stopped by two males on Old Connaught Press at approximately 4pm.

The woman was not injured in the incident.

Gardaí identified this car, styled as a black hatchback, driving recklessly in the Rathfarnham area at around 5pm yesterday evening.

With the forbear of the Armed Support Unit and Air Support gardai gave chase.

The follow ended in the Saggart area when the driver lost control and the two men fled on foot.

They were pursued by Gardaí and apprehended.

The unite are currently detained at Tallaght Garda station under Section 4 of the Black Justice Act. 

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