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Robbery at a restaurant Blackrock, Co. Dublin on 14/2/21

Gardaí at Blackrock Garda station are investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday 14th February 2021 at approximately 9.40am (this was Valentine’s Day when there was rain in the morning). 

Circumstances - Male shop assistant had a firearm pointed at him and was forced to open the cash tills. A second female shop assistant arrived from the rear of the shop and she also had the firearm pointed at her as she went behind the store counter and began emptying the cash drawer. 

The male assistant had the firearm pointed at him for a second occasion and further demands were made for cash. The suspect then left the store passing another customer at the door entrance. This male then ran in the direction of Brookfield Terrace, Blackrock. 

Description of suspect  - Male, 5 6” to  5 7”   in height, 25 to 35 years old, skinny/thin build, long face, blue eyes and spoke with a Dublin accent. Male was wearing black hooded padded jacket, black bottoms, black runners with white rim on bottom and sole, black hat and scarf / balaclava under his hood and black gloves.  

Firearm Used – black metal handgun which the suspected offender loaded / racked whilst pointing it at the shop assistant. 

Vehicle of Interest – black Mercedes C-Class, possibly a 08/09 registration. This car is black in colour with chrome rim around windows. 


  • Were you at Carysfort Ave, Brookfield Terrace, or Avoca Ave prior to 9.30am and or at 9.45am approx? Did you see any other persons who may be of assistance to investigators?
  • Did you see a black Mercedes C-class or its occupant(s) immediately prior to or during the robbery?
  • Did you see a male customer, (person of interest), who made a purchase at the shop at 9.15am approx.? Did you see him walk to or from the shop?
  • Do you have any knowledge of this crime that may assist the investigation or in relation to those responsible? 

                                  Garda at Blackrock Station investigating Tel: 01-6665200