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Monday 29 May 2017

Cross border hunt for £200,000 tiger kidnappers

Independent.ie reporters

GARDAI and the PSNI have launched a cross-border hunt for tiger kidnappers after over £200,000 was taken from a security company in Belfast.

The wife and son of an employee of cash delivery firm Brink's-Mat were discovered locked in an isolated shed near Castleblayney, Co Monaghan last night.



At around 10pm on Wednesday night, an armed gang forced their way into the home of the family in Belfast.



The mother and son were taken from the house while the man, who works as a driver for Brink's-Mat, was forced to go to work in the morning and handover the cash to the gang.



The mother and son were discovered around 8pm last night when gardai were called to a burning van in the area.



The family is said to be deeply traumatised.

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