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Bank Robbery on the Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 18/1/2010.

Gardaí in Whitehall are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a Bank on the Swords Road, in Whitehall in Dublin at around 10:50am on the 18th of January last.

Two armed raiders entered the bank. One of the men carried what appeared to be a small handgun and the other a full size shotgun. The raiders failed to get any money from the bank staff; however during the raid one of the raiders in a particularly aggressive act threatened a customer by putting a handgun to their head and grabbing their throat. Another customer in the bank was eight months pregnant, thankfully she was unharmed.

The raiders fled to their get away vehicle, a navy Toyota Corolla saloon. It had been stolen from Lusk on the 14th of January. The car bore the original registration plate to the front, 96WW3854, however on the rear the number plate read 98D11859. This number was stolen from a different car.

The car was driven from the bank to Enaville Road in North Strand where it was abandoned and recovered by Gardaí at 11:35am. A witness observed the car travelling down Gracepark Road and left onto Richmond Road. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the car that morning or indeed seen the raiders abandon the car on Enaville Road, just of Poplar Road in North Strand.

Gardaí at Whitehall Investigating   Telephone 01 666 4500