Armed thieves tie up night porter and escape with €6,000

By Brendan Grehan

GARDAÍ IN Lucan are investigating an armed robbery that happened at Finnstown House on Tuesday morning (October 27).

A Garda spokesman told The Echo that at 4.10am last Tuesday, two masked men entered the hotel. One was brandishing what appeared to be a firearm.

A 27-year-old night porter was tied up with cable ties and marched into a back office at the hotel before being forced to hand over around €6,000 in cash to the two raiders. The two raiders escaped in a silver Audi, believed to be an A5.

Finnstown House planning application 1

The armed robbery is the second to happen at Finnstown House Hotel in the last 18 months.

Previously €10,000 was stolen at around 3am on August 25, 2014, when the raiders broke into the property and threatened to kill three staff members before tying them up.

On that occasion, one of the criminals was armed with a handgun. After targeting the staff members, the raiders got access to a safe with cash in it.

The duo then escaped from the scene in a stolen green Suzuki Swift, which was found burnt out in the Hillcrest Way estate in Lucan. The hotel is managed by businessman Jim Mansfield Jnr.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 666 7300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111, or any garda station.

ALDERWOOD DSC 2415 resized

READ MORE: Pensioner beaten
with hammer and mugged in
afternoon attack in Tallaght -
Click HERE
Tyremaster Greenhills Rd resized
READ MORE: Youths storm
tyre bay in bid for bonfire
material - Click HERE

Glenview Post Office 01 resized 

READ MORE: Out-of-control
man raids post office, doctor’s
clinic - Click HERE
Criminal Courts of Justice 2 resized
READ MORE: Drug ‘bagger’
avoids prison because of
chronic ill-health - Click HERE
Ballyfermot playground resized
READ MORE: Mindless vandals
destroy Ballyfermot basketball
court - Click HERE
Lucan Primary Health Care Centre Artists Impression Ballyowen resized
READ MORE: Residents object
to new Primary Care proposal -
Click HERE
Prev Oireachtas comes to town –with 10,000 visitors in tow
Next Motion tabled calling for the decriminalisation of drug use
  • Light House in Kilnamanagh gets decorated for Easter
  • Scrap yard fire Greenhills Road
  • A Happy St Patrick’s Day from Dublin Fire Brigade
  • Happy St Patrick's Day 2021
  • Food table in Tallaght

Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.