Man arrested after Dublin jewellery shop robbed at knifepoint

Staff at Rocks jewellers on Grafton Street ‘fine’ following ordeal on Wednesday

A man has been arrested after a jewellery shop was held up at knifepoint on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

The incident, being treated by gardaí as an armed robbery, occurred at Rocks jewellers, close to the corner with Harry Street, on Wednesday afternoon.

A lone man entered the premises about 3.20pm and threatened staff members with a blade.

Staff were forced to hand over a number of items of jewellery before the man made off into the busy shopping thoroughfare on foot.


Gardaí from nearby Pearse Street station said they arrested a man in his early 40s during a follow-up operation.

A “number of items stolen” from Rocks were also recovered.

The suspect is being questioned at Pearse Street Garda station, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Garda spokeswoman said.

A staff member at Rocks on Grafton Street said staff were “fine” after the ordeal but declined to comment any further.

The shop specialises in diamond engagement rings as well as other jewellery, which can cost up to more than €25,000.