Friday 28 November 2014

Crimestoppers appeals for information on explosive ATM robbery

Published 07/03/2014 | 11:04

Thousands of people were left without their pay yesterday morning
Four men in balaclavas used gas to cause an explosion at the ATM at 3.25am on February 7.

Crimestoppers is seeking 'confidential' information about a robbery at an ATM machine at Ulster Bank in Enniscorthy exactly one month ago today.

Four men in balaclavas used gas to cause an explosion at the ATM at 3.25am on February 7.

A substantial amount of cash was taken during the raid and a "dye bomb" in the ATM was activated.

One man picked up what appeared to be a shotgun and discharged a shot in the direction of unarmed Gardaí in their patrol car.

When they arrived at the scene on Rafter Street, Gardaí observed four men in balaclavas interfering with the ATM.

All four men made their getaway in a dark-coloured vehicle which is believed to be an Audi A4 Avant.

The car had no registration plates but is estimated to be between 5-13 years old. It has roof bars, a sunroof and alloy wheels. 

The car drove down Rafter Street onto Market Square, before driving up Weafer Street and onto the Ross Road.

As the car made its getaway the boot door was ajar and stolen cash fell from the car along with a red petrol canister.

The last confirmed sighting of the car was at Carley’s Bridge, Enniscorthy.

Crimestoppers says it is very likely that a large proportion of the stolen notes would have been dyed as a result of the "dye bomb" going off.

Gardaí would like to speak to anyone who saw the Audi getaway car in or around Enniscorthy town from 6pm on February 6 to 4am on February 7.

Gardaí are also looking to speak to anyone who may have sold a car matching this description within the last six months, or who has recently come into the possession of a dyed bank note.

Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous. Callers do not need to leave their name or address. A reward may be offered for information which significantly helps the investigation.

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