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Manhunt launched in Dublin after early-morning armed robbery

Manhunt launched in Dublin after early-morning armed robbery

Two men, one carrying a gun, robbed a convenience store in Dublin this morning.

Gardai investigating a robbery that occurred at a convenience store in Neilstown, Dublin 22 this morning have arrested a man aged in his mid 40s.

Shortly before 7am two men, one in possession of a firearm, approached a male member of staff at the entrance of the shop.

They assaulted this man and fled the scene on foot with a quantity of cigarettes and alcohol.

Gardai arrested one man, mid 40s, close to the scene. He is currently detained at Ronanstown garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The second man remains at large.

Gardai located a firearm, a baton, cigarettes and alcohol in a follow-up search.

The injured man was taken to Tallaght hospital with minor injuries.

The scene was preserved and technically examined.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Ronanstown garda station on 01 6667700,  the Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.