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Shots fired during attempted robbery of post office in Dublin

The incident happened this afternoon
The incident happened this afternoon

A NUMBER of shots were fired during an attempted robbery at a post office in Blackrock, Co Dublin this evening.

The assailant remains at large.

He entered the post office at 2.30pm carrying a gun and threatened customers and staff before firing at least three shots.

One man received minor injuries after attempting to prevent the assailant from fleeing the scene.

The male dropped his weapon, described as a hand gun, and managed to flee the scene on foot. 

No money or property was taken during the robbery.

Gardai are now carrying out searches for the armed robber.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station at 01-6669200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.