Friday 17 November 2017

Security worker 'struck with iron bar' during armed cash-in-transit raid, gardaí investigate

The car was later found burning near St Mary's Park, Navan
The car was later found burning near St Mary's Park, Navan
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A manhunt is underway after a security worker was attacked during a terrifying cash-in-transit raid this morning.

The incident took place at the Topaz garage on the Proudstown Road around 11am.

LMFM is reporting that a security worker had collected a cash box from the premises and was returning to his van when a Rexton SUV pulled up alongside him.

According to sources a raider jumped out and used an iron bar to stop the worker from closing the door.

He struck the worker on the hand a number of times to get him to release the door and escaped with what gardaí say is a small amount of cash.

The SUV was later found alight, in St Mary's Park, Navan.

Local councillor Wayne Ford (Ind) said: "There has been a number of robberies in Blackcastle over the last few years. I have been speaking to residents earlier who are very frightened in their own homes after this latest robbery.

"I will be working with residents going forward to get these alleyways and lanes closed off that are being used by these robbers as quick get aways.

"This robbery was just yards away from a school. This is just truly shocking, the contempt these people have for the public. I would ask anyone that has any information  to contact the Gardai in Navan."

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Navan Garda Station.

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