Sunday 19 November 2017

Armed raiders hold up cash in transit van - and escape with €36k after using angle grinder to open box at scene

The Getaway car and empty cash box at Bayside DART Station where the Bayside Eurospar Shop Raiders made their getaway.
Pic: Colin O'Riordan
The Getaway car and empty cash box at Bayside DART Station where the Bayside Eurospar Shop Raiders made their getaway. Pic: Colin O'Riordan
The shop at Bayside Shopping Centre, Sutton where a cash in transit was stolen at gunpoint. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Armed raiders held up a cash in transit van and escaped with a large sum of money after using an angle grinder to open a cash box.

The incident unfolded at approximately 11.45am today in Bayside, North Dublin.

The security van was at Bayside shopping centre when two raiders, carrying a suspected firearm, demanded staff hand over a cash box.

They drove away from the scene in the direction of Bayside Dart station where they left the vehicle.

A source told Independent.ie that the raiders then used an angle grinder at the scene to open the box. They fled with a sum of cash, believed to be around €36,000, leaving the empty box at the scene.

A black Opel Vectra was recovered a short time later near Bayside train station. A firearm was discovered in the back seat of the vehicle.

This will now be sent for ballistics tests.

Nobody was injured in the incident. One of the men was wearing a balaclava and the second had covered his face with a scarf.

A Garda spokeswoman confirmed that Gardaí in Howth are investigating the incident.

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