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Two men arrested after two bags of coins stolen from delivery van

The suspects became involved in an altercation with gardaí.

Donaghmede Shopping Centre
Donaghmede Shopping Centre
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GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN arrested two men yesterday in connection with a robbery at Donaghmeade Shopping Centre.

The robbery occurred yesterday at 3.10pm when a lone male approached a staff members of a cash-in-transit van as they were making a delivery of coins to a premises at the centre. The staff member was threatened by the suspect who was carrying an iron bar.

The suspect then made off with two bags of coins and got into a waiting car.

The car was found a short time later abandoned at Carndonagh Road, Donaghmeade.

At around 4pm, gardaí from Coolock Detective unit were on enquiries in Moyne Park, Coolock. While there, they became involved with an altercation with two men who were subsequently detained and brought to Coolock Garda station and then released.

From enquiries carried out by investigating gardaí, the men(28 and 33) were immediately re-arrested in relation to the investigation into the earlier robbery. They are currently detained at Coolock and Swords Garda stations under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

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Gardaí carried out follow-up searches at Moyne Park and discovered what they believe is the proceeds of the earlier robbery.

Investigations are ongoing.

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