Manhunt underway for two men involved in armed robbery
A MANHUNT is underway for two men involved in an armed cash-in-transit robbery.
Dozens of gardai and the garda helicopter are involved in the hunt for the men following a robbery which occurred at an ATM in Clarehall, north Dublin, this morning.
The incident unfolded at a shopping centre in the Dublin suburb shortly before 10.50am when an armed man threatened a security guard and made off with a cash box.
The suspect sped off in a car and gardai were immediately notified.
Just minutes later officers discovered a getaway car abandoned at Cara Park in nearby Darndale.
At lunchtime a manhunt was continuing for two men who were attempting to escape through fields.
Dozens of gardai were involved in the operation and the garda helicopter was also deployed.
A source said: “This is at a very early stage but all the indications are that this is a local crew.”
It is not yet known how much cash was in the stolen box.