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daylight robbery Man (20s) arrested after number of knife robberies in Finglas, Dublin

A knife, a number of mobile phones, cash and a bicycle have been recovered by investigating gardaí

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Finglas Garda Station Credit: Google Maps

Finglas Garda Station Credit: Google Maps

Finglas Garda Station Credit: Google Maps

A man in his 20s has been arrested by gardai after a number of robberies in Finglas yesterday involving a knife. 

Gardaí were alerted after a man armed with a knife entered a supermarket on Finglas Road shortly before 8am on Wednesday.

It’s understood he threatened a number of staff members at knife point before making off with a quantity of cigarettes.

Moments later, according to gardaí, a mobile phone was taken from staff member working at a nearby filling station after he was threatened by a man armed with a knife.

“A number of local Garda units quickly responded to both incidents and a man armed with a knife was arrested as he attempted to leave the filling station,” gardai said.

“The man, who is aged in his 20s, was taken to Finglas Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice act, 1984. He can be held of up to 24 hours.”

However, after the arrest, other incidents involving a man armed with a knife were reported in the area including the hijacking of bicycle and attempted robberies at a café and convenience store.

A knife, a number of mobile phones, cash and a bicycle have been recovered by investigating gardaí.

“All of the scenes have been forensically examined by Garda scenes of crime officers,” gardai added. “Investigations are ongoing.”

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