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Man Due In Court Today Following Armed Robbery & Attempted Hijacking

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He threatened staff with a firearm

A man is due in court after being charged in connection with an armed robbery and attempted hijacking in Dublin, both incidents happened at the weekend.

Last Sunday afternoon Gardai were alerted to an armed robbery at a business premises on Upper Dorset Street in Dublin 7

It was at around half past two when a man entered the premises, armed with a firearm and threatened staff.

The culprit left the scene on foot with a sum of cash.

About 3 hours later, Gardaí in Blackrock received a report that a man with a firearm attempted to hijack a car from a man and woman.

He left the scene and got into a taxi and headed in the direction of Sallynoggin.

A suspect in his early 40s was later arrested in O'Rourke Park, Sallynoggin.

He's since been charged in relation to both incidents.

Gardai say he's due before Dun Laoghaire District Court later this morning.

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