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Bank of Ireland robbery investigation

Louisa McGrath

Gardaí are seeking information regarding a bank robbery in College green, writes Louisa McGrath

Gardaí are investigating the robbery of the Bank of Ireland branch on College Green by two armed men.

At 11.40am on 22 November two men entered the foreign exchange department of the bank. One was armed with a small black handgun and the other with a shotgun.

One of the robbers then threatened the bank staff and demanded money. Once they received the cash, both men exited the bank through the side entrance. Nobody was injured during the robbery.

After fleeing from the bank the men ran to College Green, down Fleet Street and Princess Street, all the way to Aston Quay, where they hailed a taxi.

They hijacked the taxi when it stopped, with one of the robbers ordering the taxi driver out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

The two men then drove to St. Michael’s Estate in Inchicore, Dublin 8 and abandoned the car.

Gardaí in Pearse Street Garda Station have appealed to the public for information in relation to the robbery and encourage people with any knowledge to contact the Garda Confidential Line.

Witnesses have said both men had Dublin accents. One of the robbers was described as looking to be in his late 20s and the other in his 40s.

Image courtesy of Simon Q

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