Staff threatened with butcher’s knife in Dublin shop robbery

Staff threatened with butcher’s knife in Dublin shop robbery

GARDAI ARE investigating a reported armed robbery at a shop in Dublin where staff were threatened by an assailant wielding a large butcher’s knife.

The incident occurred at a Londis store at Fonthill Retail Park in West Dublin at 11am on Tuesday, January 8th.

According to reports, the incident saw a lone male enter the shop and go behind the counter, where he began to threaten staff with the knife, while demanding any available cash.

After staff handed over all of the money in the shop’s till, which was said to only be a small sum, the man escaped on foot.

No injuries were reported as a result of the robbery.

There is no additional information indicating whether the staff involved required further counselling following the confrontation.

No arrest has yet been made, with anyone who may be able to assist in apprehending the armed robber urged to come forward.

It's the second robbery involving a knife to be reported in Ireland in the space of just over a week.

Gardaí at Dundrum previously arrested three men  and recovered a sum of cash following a robbery at a shop in Stillorgan.

At approximately 6.15pm on December 29th Gardaí responded to reports of a robbery in progress at a grocery store in Stillorgan.

The alarm was raised when two males entered the store and threatened staff with a knife and hatchet before leaving on foot with a sum of cash.

A car was intercepted by uniformed Gardaí responding to the incident as it attempted to leave a carpark outside the store.

The occupants of the car, two men aged in their 30s and one in his 40s, were arrested.

A sum of cash along with a hammer and axe were recovered from the car.

No one was injured during the raid.

The men were taken to Dundrum Garda station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning.