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General view of the Dublin Road, Maynooth where the assault took place
General view of the Dublin Road, Maynooth where the assault took place
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Security guard attacked with metal bars in cash raid

The man was on his way to fill an ATM with cash when he was assaulted by two men.
Feb 2nd 2012, 10:00 PM 6,105 8

A SECURITY GUARD was attacked by two men wielding metal bars as he went to fill an ATM with cash at a shopping centre earlier today.

The man was servicing a cash machine at the centre on the Dublin Road in Maynooth, Co Kildare when the assault was carried out at around 10.45am. The two men fled the scene with a security box containing a quantity of cash.

The security man was not seriously injured. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, which they believe also involved a third man driving a getaway car.

One of the raiders was described as 5ft 11in tall and of medium build, wearing a navy hoodie, beige trousers and black and white runners. The second man was wearing blue jeans, a grey top and a black jacket.

It’s thought the car involved was a green Mazda 323 hatchback.

Anyone who was in the area between 10.30am and 11am this morning is asked to call Maynooth garda station on 01 6292380.

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