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Robbery and False Imprisonment at a Bookmakers Office Ringsend Dublin 4

Ringsend Bookamakers Robbery Photofit

Gardaí in Irishtown are investigating an incident that occurred between 6pm and 8:15pm on Sunday the first of February in Ringsend, Dublin 4. Two staff members of bookmakers, a man and a woman, were leaving work for the night. As they walked to their car, a green Renault Clio 97 D 57542, they were confronted by an armed raider. The male staff member was struck in the face with a handgun. The raider got in to the car and ordered the stricken man to get into the back where he was covered with a duvet.  At this point a second raider obtained the keys to the bookmakers and alarm codes.


The man and woman were driven in the Green Renault Clio down the canal towards Rathmines. They parked the car near Corrigan’s public house for almost an hour. The raiders made mobile phone contact with another person believed to be the man captured on CCTV entering the bookmakers.


This man seemed to have been locked in the building and asked another person involved in the robbery to help him out of the premises. Gardaí believe he handed keys into the raider through the letterbox on the shutters. They are appealing for witnesses who may have seen this event to contact them. These men took a sum of money from the safe.


The two victims were released on Fortescue Lane Rathmines at approximately 8:15pm, where they made contact with Gardaí. The raiders burnt out the car, causing substantial damage to the buildings and other vehicles nearby on Fortescue lane.  


Investigating Gardaí: Donnybrook Telephone 01 666 9200