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Security guard forced to hand over cash box to armed man in Dublin cash-in-transit robbery

Gardaí say the investigation into the incident is ongoing and they are appealing for witnesses

Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

A SECURITY GUARD making a cash delivery to a bank in Lucan, Dublin was forced to hand over a cash box to a man armed with a handgun.

It happened on Main Street, Lucan at around 12.20pm this afternoon.

The raider left the scene in a silver or grey Volkswagen Golf with partial registration 04-WH.

A Volkswagen Golf car was found on fire at River Forest estate, Leixlip at around 12.40pm, it had been driven onto a green area at the rear of San Carlo Senior National School and set alight.

Gardaí say the investigation into the incident is ongoing and they are appealing for witnesses to contact them. In a statement gardaí said:

In particular we wish to appeal to anyone who noticed anything in the following areas: Main Street, Lucan, Co Dublin between 12pm and 12.30pm and River Forest Estate, Captains Hill, or Distillery Lane, Leixlip, Co Dublin between 12.30pm and 1pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 666 7300.

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