Man due before court following robbery in Dublin

Man due before court following robbery in Dublin

A 44-year-old man is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court tomorrow morning in connection with a robbery in Dublin yesterday.

Two men, one armed with a gun, assaulted a male member of staff at the entrance of a convenience shop at Neilstown, Dublin 22, at 7am.

They fled the scene on foot with cigarettes and alcohol.

Shortly afterwards, Gardaí arrested a man close to the scene of the robbery and then found a firearm, a baton, cigarettes and alcohol in a follow-up search.

He is being held at Ronanstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A second man remains at large.

The injured shop worker was taken to Tallaght Hospital with minor injuries.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Ronanstown Garda station on 01 6667700 The Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.