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Shot fired as attempted robbery foiled in Meath

The raiders threatened the staff in a cash-in-transit van with a hammer during the attempted raid in Ratoath.

Corballis shopping centre in Ratoath (File picture)
Corballis shopping centre in Ratoath (File picture)
Image: Google Maps

ONE SHOT WAS fired and the staff of a cash-in-transit van were threatened with a hammer in a foiled robbery in Meath this afternoon.

Gardaí are investigating after three men, one of whom was armed with a gun, approached a cash-in-transit van which was about to service an ATM machine at Corballis shopping centre in Ratoath, close to Ashbourne, at around 1.45pm.

The suspects fired one shot and threatened the staff of the van. No-one was injured in the incident and no money was stolen. The men left the scene in a van and were seen travelling in the direction of Ashbourne.

The van was white with an orange pipe tied to the top and had a licence plate beginning with 00-G.

Gardaí have asked anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the van around Ratoath to contact Ashbourne Garda station on 01 – 801 0600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

(Image: Google Maps)

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