Raiders flee with less than €5,000
on 16/07/2012 15:15:24
The raid happened at the Bank of Ireland in Newlands Cross just after 10am.
Two masked men, one brandishing a firearm, entered the bank and threatened staff, before they fled on foot with less than €5.000.
Personal items belonging to customers were also taken.
A Garda spokeswoman said no-one was physically injured during the incident, but a paramedic treated several people at the scene. No-one was taken to hospital.
Gardai in Clondalkin appealed for information on the men, who ran towards Boot Road.
The raid was the seventh armed robbery in Dublin and Wicklow in the last five days.
The recent jump in the crimes, and the stabbings at a concert in the Phoenix Park in Dublin nine days ago, will be discussed at a meeting between Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan this week.