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Sunday 20 April 2014

Gardai hunt armed raiders following cash in transit robbery this morning

Masked and armed gang struck as money was being delivered to the centre

Two men have escaped with a cash box after an armed raid on a cash in transit van this morning.

The raid happened at the Castleknock Shopping Centre at 11.40am when an armed man held up and threatened a security guard.

Gardai confirmed the masked and armed gang struck as the money was being delivered to the centre.

"Two raiders wearing balaclavas and believed to be armed with a gun threatened the security men and escaped with one cash box in the raid," said a garda spokesman.

The men fled the scene in a black Ford Mondeo before continuing their escape on foot, scaling a wall at the back of the shopping centre.

No shots were fired and there were no injuries reported in the robbery.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01-6667000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

Conor Feehan

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