A man arrested as part of ongoing investigations into two armed robbery incidents in Rialto and Kilmainham in Dublin has been charged and is due before the Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning at 10.30am.
Shortly after midday on Monday, January 11, a man armed with a hand gun entered a shop in Rialto and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a sum of cash.
Moments later a man entered a supermarket & post office in the Kilmainham area and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a quantity of cigarettes.
Gardaí said that no one was physically harmed in either incident.
In the course of a follow-up operation, local Detectives and members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU) searched a house in the Inchicore area on Tuesday evening and arrested the man aged in his 20s.
A number of items believed to be connected with the robberies were seized in evidence.
He was detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Kevin Street Garda Station.
A statement added that during the operation an official firearm was discharged when gardaí were attacked by a dog.
One garda member was injured in the attack and required medical treatment.
A later garda statement said the man was involved in another previous armed robbery in Inichore on January 10.