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Cash-in-transit van held up at gunpoint in south Dublin

Two men in balaclavas made off with a cash box from the scene.

Leopardstown Shopping Centre.
Leopardstown Shopping Centre.
Image: Google Maps

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after a cash-in-transit van was robbed at gunpoint this morning in Dublin.

At about 11.15am this morning, two men wearing balaclavas approached a cash-in-transit van in the car park of Leopardstown Shopping Centre in south Dublin.

Gardaí believe that one of the men was armed with a handgun.

They made off with a cash box from the van in a getaway vehicle.

No one was injured in the incident.

It is believed that the van was a Brinks Allied security van and that it was stocking up an ATM at the time.

No arrests have been made following the incident.

Commenting on the robbery, local Sinn Féin councillor Chris Curran said that the men had abandoned the car near the shopping centre and fled on foot.

“I can only imagine the shock to the staff and members of the public who witnessed the raid and I wish them well,” he said.

I understand that the Gardaí have the car that was used in the raid and hopefully sufficient forensic evidence will be available to find those responsible.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Blackrock Garda station on (01) 666 5200.

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