Man charged over robbery at shop while two armed gardaí inside

Patrick Dunne is due back in court next Tuesday

Man charged over robbery at shop while two armed gardaí inside

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A 29-year-old man has appeared in court charged with robbery of a shop in the Ballymun area of Dublin yesterday.

Patrick Dunne, with an address in Jarlath's Road in Cabra, is alleged to have entered the Centra shop on Coultry Road with an imitation firearm, and threatened staff.

Dublin District Court heard two gardaí were in the rear of the shop on another investigation when the offence is alleged to have occurred.

Detective Ronan D'Arcy told the court that Mr Dunne was pursued out of the shop, where he was arrested in a nearby house.

Gardaí objected to bail and Mr Dunne was remanded in custody.

He is set to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice again next Tuesday.