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Wicklow robbery on the 15/12/08 -Update.

Gardaí at Bray are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the 15/12/08.

Gardaí at Bray have this morning arrested a man in his late 20's in connection with the armed robbery that occurred at the Marriott Hotel, Druids Glen, Co. Wicklow, on the 15th December 2008.
He is detained at Bray Garda Station under section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act.
Original release refers and is attached for your convenience.
Garda Press Office
1140hrs, 25 February 2009.
Gardaí at Bray are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the 15/12/08.

During the course of the robbery members of staff and guests were held hostage by 3 males, one of whom was armed with a sawn off shotgun.

One of the persons held was Mr Dick Roche TD, Minister for European Affairs.

The culprits escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.

They made their getaway in a dark coloured car – possibly a Volvo.

No shots were fired or any persons injured during the course of the incident.

Anyone with information to offer in relation to this incident is asked to contact Gardaí at Bray on 01 6665300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Garda Press office

1150hrs, 15 December 2008.