Gardaí hold man over armed betting shop raid

Gardaí hold man over armed betting shop raid

A man was arrested tonight after an armed robbery at a city centre betting shop, gardaí said.

A masked man held up staff at the bookmakers on Westmoreland Street in central Dublin during the evening rush hour.

Detectives say he threatened workers in the shop with a gun and demanded they hand over cash.

He fled the scene on foot with what is being described as an undisclosed amount of money.

Gardaí said a man in his late 20s was arrested during a “follow up operation” at Foster Place, around the corner from the bookmakers.

Cash and a firearm were recovered.

A Garda spokesman said nobody was injured during the incident.

The arrested man is being held at Pearse Street garda station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act.

“Investigations are continuing,” added the Garda spokesman.


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