Gardai forced to shoot dog after chewing cop privates in Dublin robberies chaos

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Armed Gardai were forced to shoot a ravaging pit bull terrier dog after it bit one of their officers in their private parts last night following a spate of armed robberies.

Dublin shop and post office workers were left frightened for their lives during the attacks on businesses in two Dublin areas on Monday.

One Garda was injured in a follow-up raid where they were attacked by the dog which saw several shots being fired by an official firearm in order to stop the pit bull from attacking officers further.

The injured Garda had their privates chewed by the mutt as they carried out searches in Rialto in connection with the robberies according to The Irish Daily Star.

Pit bull terrier

The Garda required medical assistance and the dog has been removed for veterinary treatment.

A man armed with a hand gun entered a shop in Rialto and threatened staff, leaving the premises with a sum of cash.

He then entered a supermarket in the Kilmainham area and threatened staff once again, this time leaving with cigarettes.

As part of the garda investigation into the incident, a raid took place at a property in Inchicore where the man was arrested.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s as part of ongoing investigations into armed robbery incidents in Rialto and Kilmainham on Monday, 11th January 2021.

“Shortly after 12 noon a lone male armed with a hand gun entered a shop in Rialto and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a sum of cash. Moments later a man entered a supermarket & post office in the Kilmainham area and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a quantity of cigarettes. No one was physically harmed in either incident.

“In the course of a follow up operation local Detectives and members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU) searched a house in the Inchicore area this evening and arrested a man in his 20s. He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Kevin Street Garda Station. (He can be held for up to three days.) A number of items believed to be connected with the robberies were seized in evidence.

“During the operation an official firearm was discharged when Gardaí were attacked by a dog. One Garda member was injured in the attack and required medical treatment. The dog has been removed for veterinary treatment.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

Source: Dublin News