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Court Appearance Armed Robbery, Dorset Street, Dublin 1 and Attempted Hijacking, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 22nd January, 2023.

Issue Date: 24/01/2023

Gardai in Mountjoy were alerted to an armed robbery that occurred at a business premises on Dorset Street Upper, Dublin 7 on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd January, 2023 at approximately 2.30p.m.

A male entered the premises, armed with a firearm and threatened staff and left the scene on foot with a sum of cash. No staff were injuried during the incident.

At approximately 5.25p.m. Gardaí in Blackrock received a report that a man with a firearm attempted to hijack a car in Blackrock from a man and woman. He left the scene and got into a taxi and headed in the direction of Sallynoggin. Gardaí observed the man (early 40s) and he was later arrested in O'Rourke Park, Sallynoggin.

He was taken to Shankill Garda station where he was detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

He has since been charged in relation to both incidents and is due to appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court tomorrow morning, Wednesday 25th January, 2023 at 10.30a.m.

Investigations ongoing.