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Shots fired during armed robbery at south Dublin post office

The Post Office at the centre of the raid in Roebuck, Dublin 14 (image via Google Maps)
The Post Office at the centre of the raid in Roebuck, Dublin 14 (image via Google Maps)

Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Roebuck Post Office on Farmhill Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14 this morning

Two men, both armed, entered the post office at 9.30am.

One of the men fired shots which caused the glass partition at the customer counter to shatter.

He jumped the counter and took an amount of cash.

The second man took a small amount of cash from a cash register located elsewhere in the premises.

The two female members of staff were uninjured during the incident. 

Both suspects fled the scene, via Farmhill Road/Larchfield Park in a blue Subaru Impreza which was the subject of an unauthorised taking.

This car was later located close to Mount Carmel Road, Goatstown.

The scene of the robbery and the car were both preserved and technically examined.

The first suspect is described as being male, approximately 5'10" in height.

He was wearing a black balaclava, black woolly hat, a jacket which was navy on the top half and black on the bottom, dark coloured trousers and dark footwear. This man also wore orange coloured kitchen gloves.

The second suspect is described as being male, 5'6" in height, wearing an all grey coloured tracksuit with a blue t-shirt underneath, black and white runners and black gloves.

An incident room has been established at Dundrum Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 6665600, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Earlier, another Dublin post office was robbed by armed raiders.

In that case, two men armed with a sledge hammer and a machete took a sum of cash from a post office in Tallaght.