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Gang left red-faced after €20,000 cash-van raid

Tom Brady Security Editor

Published 11/11/2010 | 05:00

AN armed gang made off with €20,000 yesterday after holding up a cash-in- transit van -- but they may have been left red-faced after attempting to open up the cash box and detonating a red dye security device.

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Two members of the gang pulled up outside the post office at Main Street, in Nobber, Co Meath, at 10.10am as the cash was being delivered by a security firm. One of the security guards was walking into the post office with the cash when one of the raiders put a gun to his head and told him to hand over the cash box.

The raider ran into a small white van, being driven by an accomplice also armed with a gun, and the two made their getaway in the direction of Navan.

The van was later found on fire four miles away. Gardai have appealed for information.

Irish Independent

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