Gardaí arrest man after attempted robbery in Greystones

Raider threatened staff at business premises with apparent firearm

22/01/2021 ****FILE PHOTO ****
A Garda Car at the CHQ building at The IFSC in Dublin's city Centre 
yesterday.Garda in Store Street investigating the serious assault that occurred on the pedestrian walkway, between Georges Dock and Custom House Quay IFSC Dublin 1 on Wednesday night 20th January 2021 have made an arrest. 
Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man in his 40s has been arrested by gardaí following an armed robbery in Greystones, Co Wicklow, on Wednesday.

The robbery happened shortly before 6pm, when a man entered a business premises armed with what was understood to be a firearm.

The man threatened a staff member and left the premises on foot with a sum of cash.

No firearm was discharged during the course of the incident and no injuries were reported.


A man was arrested in Greystones on Thursday afternoon. He is currently detained in Bray Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien is an Irish Times journalist