Masked men, armed with blunt weapon, raid bookies

Masked men, armed with blunt weapon, raid bookies

By Mary Dennehy

GARDAÍ are trawling through CCTV to find two masked men responsible for a hit on Boyle’s Sports behind the Cuckoo’s Nest two weeks ago.

On Tuesday, December 2, at around 6.50pm, two males, with faces covered and armed with a blunt weapon, entered the Greenhills Road bookies and demanded cash.

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However, there wasn’t much to take from behind the counter, so the two raiders turned to a customer in the shop and demanded that he empty his pockets.

A Garda source told The Echo: “The two males entered the shop at around 6.50pm and one of them was armed with a bat or a hammer – it was hard to get an accurate picture from the CCTV. There was no firearm involved.”

The source added: “They did threaten a customer, who wasn’t injured, and made him hand over what money he had in his pockets.

“They left the shop on foot with a small amount of cash and we are currently examining CCTV from the area.

“Investigating officers have gathered statements from a number of witnesses and anybody else with information, and if anyone spotted anything suspicious that evening is encouraged to contact Tallaght Garda Station.”

Call Tallaght Garda Station on 6666000.



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