Armed raider arrested after robbery at south Dublin shop

Man in his fifties stole sum of cash from shop in Ringsend before being caught by gardaí

Thorncastle Street in Ringsend in the south of Dublin where the robbery took place.

Thorncastle Street in Ringsend in the south of Dublin where the robbery took place.

 

A man in his fifties has been arrested and a gun recovered after an armed raid on a shop in Dublin on Saturday.

The robbery happened at a convenience shop on Thorncastle Street in Ringsend in the south of the city shortly before 6pm.

The man entered the shop with a loaded handgun and threatened staff before stealing a sum of cash and running away.

A garda patrol in the area arrested a man close to the scene a short time later. A gun and cash have been seized.

The firearm has been sent to the Forensic Laboratory for ballistic examination.

The man is being detained at Irishtown Garda station.