Man arrested following attempted robbery of shop in Dublin

Gardaí say staff and passers-by managed to subdue a suspect after the incident

Man arrested following attempted robbery of shop in Dublin

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A man has been arrested following an attempted robbery in Dublin.

The incident took place on the Swords road in Santry at around 1.20pm this afternoon when a man entered a shop.

Gardaí say the man - who is alleged to have threatened staff and demanded cash - was in possession of a hammer.

A staff member was involved with an altercation with the suspect.

According to Gardaí, the man then left the shop and ran towards a car.

He allegedly assaulted the female driver, who is said to have suffered minor injuries.

The suspect was subdued by staff members and passers-by.

When Gardaí arrived, a 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01-666-4000.