Man charged over armed robbery in west Dublin

A second man involved remains at large

Man charged over armed robbery in west Dublin

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Gardaí have charged a man in connection with a robbery in west Dublin yesterday.

It happened in Neilstown shortly before 7.00am when two men, one in possession of a firearm, approached a male member of staff at the entrance of a convenience store.

They assaulted this man and fled the scene on foot with a quantity of cigarettes and alcohol.

Gardaí arrested one man close to the scene, and he was detained at Ronanstown garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court on Monday.

The second man remains at large.

Gardaí located a firearm, a baton, cigarettes and alcohol in a follow up search.

The injured man was taken to Tallaght Hospital with minor injuries. The scene was preserved and technically examined.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Ronanstown garda station on 01-666-7700, the Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.