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Aggravated Burglary in Carpenterstown, Dublin 16 on the 4/4/16

Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to an aggravated burglary that occurred at a local shop in Carpenterstown, Dublin 15 on Monday 4th April 2016.

It was approximately 6.45am, the manager was busy opening up, taking in deliveries from outside the front of the shop. He was approached by two masked and armed men. They pushed him back into the shop and on to the floor, one of the men was armed with a hammer and threatened the manager. The second man closed the shutter on the front window. At this time a witness drove into the car park and saw a commotion going on in the shop. One of the raiders appeared to have an earpiece and spoke to a third person.

The raiders continued to threaten the manager, demanding money and access to the safe. They dragged him to the office. One of the men was armed with a crowbar and attempted to gain entry to the safe, he also had a large crowbar that he used to open the safe.

The raiders could not gain access to the safe and they left the shop, they ran through the carpark and over a fence into the Warren Estate.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Carpenterstown area early that morning, especially delivery drivers and may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

• Gardaí believe the raiders made their getaway in a vehicle that was possibly waiting in the Warren estate and would have turned left out of the estate towards Carpenterstown Road and Coolmine.

• The raiders were dressed in dark clothing and were armed with two crowbars and a hammer. They spoke with Dublin accents.

Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating      Telephone: 016667000