Armed robbery at Supervalu in Dublin

Two armed men entered a shop this evening and threatened staff in Dublin.

The two — one armed with a handgun and the other with a hammer — entered a Supervalu on the Howth Road, Killester, at around 6.20pm.

The men were driven away by a getaway driver using a red Citroen Saxo, which was abandoned a short distance away on Gracefield Road, Artane.

Gardai say that the two left with a “substantial amount of cash,” however they say that all of the money was later recovered when one of the men were arrested in a nearby garden.

“After follow up investigations and searches a 27-year-old man was arrested in the back garden of a house on Mask Crescent. He is being detained under section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act at Clontarf Garda Station,” said Sergeant Gerry Curley.

Gardai say that no shots were fired or persons injured during the course of the robbery.

Anyone who has information are asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station on 01 6664800.

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