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False Imprisonment and Attempted Theft at the Omni Shopping Centre Post Office 27/11/2009.

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The Gardaí at Santry are investigating the false imprisonment of the post office manager of the post office located at the Omni Centre Shopping complex Santry, Dublin.

On the morning of Friday the 27th November at 7.40am the post mistress left her house in the Beaumont area to go to work. An Express taxi people carrier was waiting outside. The vehicle involved is possibly a Nissan Qashqai. The office manager assumed this was the taxi she had booked.

As soon as she entered the taxi, she was threatened with a silver hand gun and was forced to hand over her house keys, her phone and her bag. There was a second man in the taxi.

The vehicle then drove onto the Beaumont Road, near to the main entrance to Beaumont hospital. As the raiders drove they issued instructions to the post mistress as to what they wanted her to do when they arrived at the post office.

The vehicle continued on its journey to the Omni; however it managed to avoid the main roads by weaving through some of the nearby housing estates. The taxi sign believed to have been fitted to the bogus taxi was located in the garden of a house at Coolrua Drive, Beaumont. The sign had been stolen from a taxi in the Ardlea Road, Artane area between the 28/9/09and 29/9/09.

When the post office manager arrived at the Omni shopping centre she alerted one of the security guards as to what was happening. Gardaí arrived at the Omni shopping centre having been alerted by security. The raiders failed to get any money.

Description of first raider (see photofit):

Dark brown hair, sallow skin, strong Dublin accent, tattoo on forearm. He wore jeans and a white polo shirt. There is a photo composite below of this raider.


Gardaí at Santry Investigating   Telephone 01 666 4000