Shots fired during south Dublin post office robbery

Two men robbed cash from Roebuck Post Office before fleeing in stolen car

Gardaí are investigating after an armed robbery at a post office in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating after an armed robbery at a post office in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery at a post office in Dublin on Tuesday morning, during which shots were fired.

Two men robbed a quantity of cash from the Roebuck Post Office on Farmhill Road in Goatstown at 9.30am.

After entering the post office, one of the men fired shots that caused the glass partition at the customer counter to shatter.

He then jumped over the counter and stole an amount of cash.

The second man took cash from a cash register on the premises.

The men then fled the scene in a stolen Subaru Impreza, which was later located near Mount Carmel Road in Goatstown.

The two members of staff were not injured during the incident.

Suspects

The first man is described as 5’10” in height. He is said to have been wearing a black balaclava, black woolly hat, a jacket which was navy on the top and black on the bottom, and orange kitchen gloves during the raid.

The second man is described as 5’6” in height. He is said to have been wearing an all-grey tracksuit, a blue t-shirt, black and white runners and black gloves during the incident.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information on the incident to contact Dundrum Garda station on 01-6665600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or to call in to any Garda station.