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Armed men steal money from cash-in-transit van in Dublin

They threatened security staff who were delivering cash to a post office.

La Touche Road
La Touche Road
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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a cash-in-transit robbery that occurred in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

They have appealed for information about the incident, which took place at La Touche Road, Bluebell, Dublin 12 at about 3.35pm.

Two men, one believed to be armed with a handgun, approached and threatened security staff as they were delivering cash to a post office.

The two men took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a grey Volkswagen Golf, partial registration 07 D, which was waiting on Bluebell Avenue. This car was being driven by a third man and left the scene in the direction of Kylemore Road.

Gardaí recovered a grey Golf close to the scene a short time later. This car was stolen on Tuesday.

Suspects

The first suspect is described as being early to mid-20s, 5’7″ in height and of thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood pulled up. A chequered scarf covered his face.

The second man was aged in his mid-20s, 5’9″ in height and of thin build. He also wore a dark-coloured hooded top and had his face covered. Both men spoke with Dublin accents. The driver of the Volkswagen Golf has not been described.

The scene was preserved and technically examined. No injuries were reported.

Arrest

As part of the ongoing investigation a car was stopped on Francis Street, Dublin 8 by gardaí from Kevin Street, at approximately 12am today.

The car and male driver (19) were searched and a sum of money was discovered. The man was arrested and is currently being detained at Kevin Street garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Investigating gardaí have appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Kilmainham garda station on 01 6669700, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or at any garda station.

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