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Armed raid on cash-in-transit van in Tallaght

A three man gang armed with a sawn-off shot gun escaped with an undisclosed sum of money after the raid at a business on the Old Bawn Road.

Allenton in Tallaght
Allenton in Tallaght
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THREE MEN ESCAPED with a sum of cash this afternoon after a raid on a security van in the Tallaght area of Dublin.

It happened on the Old Bawn Road at around 1.15pm this afternoon. A security worker was in the process of transporting cash when he was intercepted by two men; one was armed with a sawn-off shotgun, the other with another weapon, a garda spokesperson confirmed to TheJournal.ie.

A third man sat waiting in their escape car – a Silver Toyota Avensis. The gang then drove off in the direction of the Allenton Estate, where the car was later found burnt-out.

No-one has been arrested in connection with the case, and gardaí say the investigation is ongoing.

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