Wednesday 26 September 2018

Armed robbers grab €6k in city bank raid

The Bank of Ireland branch was closed after the incident
The Bank of Ireland branch was closed after the incident

Armed robbers took €6,000 in cash during a raid on a bank in the Smithfield area of Dublin yesterday morning.

Two males entered the Bank of Ireland at Arran Quay at about 11.15am.

One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and there were a number of customers present when the incident unfolded.

It is understood that one of the raiders stood at the bank's door while his accomplice jumped the counter and managed to grab a quantity of cash, believed to be €6,000.

The raiders then fled on foot before, it is suspected, they were driven away in a getaway car.

Gardai said last night there were no descriptions of the raiders and it is not known in which direction they fled.


No one was injured and no arrests have yet been made.

Gardai carried out a full technical examination of the scene. A sign later placed on the door of the Smithfield bank advised customers the branch would be closed for the remainder of yesterday.

The raid is being investigated by officers from Bridewell Garda Station, who are trawling through CCTV footage from the Arran Quay area.

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