Monday 15 October 2018

Gangland link after €55,000 is stolen from women at gunpoint

The terrifying theft took place after the women withdrew the substantial amount of cash from a bank. Stock image
The terrifying theft took place after the women withdrew the substantial amount of cash from a bank. Stock image

Robin Schiller

Gardaí are probing a gangland link to the armed robbery of €55,000 from two women in the capital.

The terrifying theft took place after the women withdrew the substantial amount of cash from a bank.

The victims, aged in their 30s and 50s, were targeted on New Ireland Road, Rialto, Dublin, shortly before 1pm on December 7.

Minutes earlier, one of the females withdrew an amount of cash from a bank on Crumlin Road, Dublin 12.

As one of the females left their car in Rialto, a man approached her and pushed her back into the vehicle.

He threatened both terrified victims with a handgun before stealing a bag, cash and keys to the car.

The thug escaped on a bicycle and is described as being 5' 9" and wearing dark clothing, a hi-vis jacket, sunglasses and a helmet.

Suspicious

The robbery is being investigated by officers at Kilmainham garda station.

They are appealing for anyone with information regarding the incident or who may have witnessed anything suspicious to contact them.

Irish Independent

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