Thursday 20 July 2017

Gang use gas blast to rob €100k from ATM at bank already targeted three times this year

The bank has been robbed three times this year

The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery
The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery
The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery
The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Gardaí are investigating after up to €100,000 is reported to have been stolen in a raid on an ATM in Wicklow.

The robbery happened at around 4.20am this morning at an ATM attached to a Permanent TSB branch in Greystones.

It is the third time the bank has been targeted this year.

A car which is believed to have been used in the robbery was reportedly burnt out at the scene.

A source told Independent.ie that the gang may have used oxyacetylene to blast open the ATM.

Gardaí said extensive damage was done to the ATM and members of the fire service attended the scene.

The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery
The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery

It is currently being preserved for a technical examination and investigations are ongoing.

The bank was also targeted this year on September 21 and the night before St Patrick's Day.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greystones Garda Station 01 6665800 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery
The scene of the Permanent TSB robbery

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