Belfast Telegraph

Police hold three over armed raid

Two men and a woman have been arrested by detectives investigating an armed robbery.

A gun and 40,000 euro in suspected stolen cash were seized by gardai probing the raid on the cash-in-transit van at a service station in Walkinstown on Saturday.

Earlier the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said he was satisfied the people involved in a spate of robberies in recent days were known to gardai and faced arrest.

The seventh raid was carried out at a Bank of Ireland at Newlands Cross, Clondalkin.

A Garda spokesman said a number of houses were searched in the south Dublin area in relation to Saturday's robbery.

A woman in her 20s was arrested in Drimnagh, and the firearm and cash recovered.

Two males aged in their 40s and 20s were arrested in another search in Crumlin.

All three can be held for three days under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939, at Crumlin and Sundrive Road Garda Stations. Earlier, bank staff and customers were treated for shock after a hold-up by armed robbers in Clondalkin.

Two masked men, one brandishing a firearm, entered the bank and threatened staff, before they fled on foot with less than 5,000 euro.

Personal items belonging to customers were also taken.

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