Male and female teenager arrested after using imitation firearm and hammer in robbery at Dublin service station 9 months ago

Male and female teenager arrested after using imitation firearm and hammer in robbery at Dublin service station

The teenagers threatened staff members before fleeing the scene on foot.

A male and female teenager have been arrested after producing an imitation firearm and a hammer during the robbery of a service station in Dublin on Sunday night (10 January).

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At approximately 8:30pm, the man and woman entered the premises, on Parnell Road in Crumlin. They produced an imitation firearm and a hammer and threatened staff members.

The teenagers then took a small amount of cash and items from the service station and fled the scene on foot.

Gardaí responded to the activation of a panic alarm and attended the scene.

The man and woman were arrested a short distance from the premises and the stolen cash and property was recovered. The teenagers were both taken to Crumlin Garda Station, where they were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The male teenager has been charged and is scheduled to appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ) at 10.30am on Monday morning (11 January).

The female teenager has been released pending referral to the Youth Diversion Programme.