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In custody Two arrested after gardai bust attempted robbery in Ballyfermot, Dublin

The arrests come after a number of thefts were reported along the Grand Canal earlier this month.

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Ballyfermot Garda Station

Ballyfermot Garda Station

Ballyfermot Garda Station

Two people have been been arrested following an attempted robbery in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin on Tuesday morning.

Gardaí arrested a man (20) and a male youth after preventing the robbery near Park West at 6.15am this morning.

The arrests come after a number of thefts were reported along the Grand Canal earlier this month.

In one such incident, on Friday, February 5, at approximately 7am, a man who was cycling to work was stopped and threatened by three men who had approached him.

A knife was produced and the victim forced to hand over his mobile phone and bank card and reveal the card's PIN. A quantity of cash was subsequently taken from his account.

In response to this, a Garda operation was initiated in the area.

The arrested men are currently detained at Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. Investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information concerning other incidents in the area to come forward to them. In particular, they wish to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Grand Canal between 6-7am on Monday, February 1, 2021 and Friday, February 5, 2021.

Anyone with information can contact Ballyfermot Garda station at 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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