Hooded thugs at­tack bar­ber shop work­ers


Bray People - - Bray People - Paula BURNS

A YOUTH has been ar­rested fol­low­ing an armed rob­bery in broad day­light last Satur­day af­ter­noon at Bray Bar­ber Shop.

Two youths, with one bran­dish­ing a knife left staff and a cus­tomer at the shop ter­ri­fied, shocked and very shaken.

At around 2 p.m. on Satur­day af­ter­noon the thugs who were wear­ing hood­ies pulled up on their heads en­tered the bar­ber shop that is sit­u­ated on the busy Dublin Road.

One of the thugs stood at the door-way so as to block cus­tomers com­ing in or any­body who tried to leave.

The other who was hold­ing a large knife threat­ened the only male cus­tomer in the shop and de­manded money.

The man handed over the only change he had in his pocket that was ¤ 2.80.

The thug then turned to one of the two fe­male hair­dressers and pinned her against the wall with the knife at her neck and de­manded that she open the till.

The ter­ri­fied girl did as what was de­manded of her and gave the hooded thug cash.

The two cul­prits then made a run for it and ran out of the shop in the di­rec­tion of Dublin.

In an act of brav­ery one of the hair­dressers ran out of the shop af­ter the two and screamed for help from passers-by but no­body came to her as­sis­tance.

‘This is our third rob­bery in five years. De­spite be­ing in a very busy lo­ca­tion we have been a tar­get of armed rob­bery three times which is very un­set­tling. the girls were left ter­ri­fied and very shaken af­ter the in­ci­dent on Satur­day,’ said Linda Cun­ning­ham man­ager of the bar­ber shop.

The girls were left very shaken af­ter gar­daí in­ves­ti­gated the in­ci­dent re­cov­ered a hoodie close to the scene and from CCTV footage out­side the Coach Inn they were able to get a de­scrip­tion of the thugs.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing a youth was ar­rested in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent but gar­daí are still looking for any­body who may have been in the area at the time or who may have in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

They can con­tact gar­daí con­fi­den­tially at (01) 6665300.

The Bray Bar­ber Shop on the Dublin Road.

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