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Heroic customers foil Dublin pub robber

While the reaction of drinkers in a Dublin pub to the arrival of an armed robber went against all normal security advice, there will still be huge admiration for their courageous intervention.

The masked raider burst into the Speaker Connolly bar in Tallaght at closing time on Monday night, threatened staff with what appeared to be an Uzi sub-machine gun and demanded the takings.

However, three customers wrestled the intruder to the ground, grabbed what eventually turned out to be an imitation weapon and held him down until Garda officers arrived.

The manager has said he is planning a suitable celebration and many ordinary members of the public will want to join him in raising a glass to the heroes of the hour.

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