Dubliners attempt to apprehend knife-wielding man after shop robbery
Members of the public attempted to apprehend a knife-wielding man who had just robbed a shop in Dublin City Centre yesterday.
The man entered the store on South Leinster Street in Dublin 2 at 12:15pm and threatened staff with a knife before fleeing the scene with a small amount of cash.
According to Gardai several people tried to stop the man from leaving the area, but he eventually got away in the direction of Westland Row.
In a statement released this afternoon a Garda spokesperson said: “The incident happened when a man armed with a knife entered the premises, threatened staff and made off with a sum of money.
“As he fled the scene members of the public attempted to apprehend the man. However he made his escape in direction of Westland Row and it is believed he got into a taxi between Lincoln Place and Westland Row.
“The man was wearing a blue/navy puffa type jacket.”
Gardai are appealing for any members of the public who attempted to apprehend this man, who witnessed this incident, or may have videoed of photographed it, or who can assist with this investigation to contact them at Pearse Street Garda Station on 01-6669000, or Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.