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John Foy in disguise as a fisherman

John Foy in disguise as a fisherman

Detective Garda Robert Reilly pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded almost €70,000 damages following a Garda compensation hearing in the High Court

Detective Garda Robert Reilly pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded almost €70,000 damages following a Garda compensation hearing in the High Court

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Danny Hamill dressed as a woman

Danny Hamill dressed as a woman

John Foy in disguise as a fisherman

These dramatic CCTV images show two heavily-disguised criminals taking part in an armed bank robbery in which a gun was pointed at a hero garda.

Detective Robert Reilly was awarded almost €70,000 in compensation in the High Court this week after he developed post-traumatic stress disorder following the terrifying incident at the AIB in Crumlin on June 3, 2006.

Our images show the dangerous Dublin criminals during the robbery - with one of them dressed as a woman and the other disguised as a fisherman.

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Danny Hamill (56) of Clanmaurice Road, Donnycarney, was jailed for ten years for the offence in July, 2008, while his accomplice John Foy (52) of Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot, was jailed for eight years in April, 2010.

Hamill, who has INLA connections, was dressed as a woman in a black wig, dark glasses and a red dress and held two female staff hostage.

Foy, who previously had links to the gang led by Martin Cahill, was dressed as a fisherman during the incident.

The gangsters jammed the ATM machine at the AIB in Crumlin to lure staff to the bank on Saturday.

Heavily disguised, they then forced them inside and ordered them to collect and hand over money.

They both had loaded guns, and a set of keys to the branch and they knew the security systems. It has never been established how the criminals managed to get the keys to the bank.

They tried to get away with €700,000, and had the hard drive with the CCTV footage with them when Detective Reilly and his pregnant colleague Caitriona Joyce confronted them outside.

The High Court heard this week that one of the criminals got out of the robbers' car and threatened to shoot Garda Reilly, who was himself armed.

Garda Reilly, believing his life was at risk, dived for cover and discharged a shot, lodging a bullet in one of the car doors.

Reinforcement officers arrived and the men were eventually taken into custody.

kfoy@herald.ie


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