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Two men arrested following hijacking of vehicle & armed robberies in Dublin on the 15/6/17

Two men arrested following hijacking of vehicle & armed robberies in Dublin on the 15/6/17

Gardaí have arrested 2 men following the hijacking of a vehicle in the south Dublin area which happened on the 15th June 2017.

The men are believed to have been involved in armed robberies which occurred earlier in the day at a service station in Palmerstown and a shop in Tallaght. The vehicle believed to be involved these incidents, a silver hatchback was discovered burnt out near the area of the hijacking which occurred in the Shankill area when a female driver was stopped by 2 males on Old Connaught Drive at approximately 4pm on 15th June 2017. The female driver was uninjured in the incident.

Gardaí identified this vehicle, a black hatchback, driving recklessly in the Rathfarnham area at approximately 5pm. They gave chase with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit & Air Support. The vehicle came to a halt in the Saggart area when the driver lost control and the 2 men fled on foot. They were pursued by Gardaí and apprehended.

They are currently detained at Tallaght Garda station under Sect 4 CJA. the 2 men are both aged in their 30s.

The earlier robberies occurred at a service station on Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 at 7.20am when 2 men entered the premises, armed with a crowbar and screwdriver, threatened staff and made off with a small amount of cash.

At 9.15 am 2 men entered a shop at Killinarden, Dublin 24 armed with a hammer and what appeared to be garden shears, threatened staff but fled the premises empty handed. No one was injured in these incidents.