Tuesday 20 March 2018

Two men arrested following cash-in-transit robbery at busy shopping centre

Donaghmede Shopping Centre in Dublin
Donaghmede Shopping Centre in Dublin
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Two men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a cash-in-transit van at a busy shopping centre in broad daylight.

A staff member operating the CIT van was approached by a man as a delivery of coins was being made to a store at the Donaghmede Shopping Centre in north Dublin.

During the incident, which occurred shortly after 3pm on Wednesday afternoon, the staff member was threatened with an iron bar.

The suspect got into a waiting car and made off with two bags of coins.

The car was found abandoned a short time late at Carndonagh Road in the Donaghmede area.

Gardaí from Coolock Detective unit later carried out enquiries at Moyne Park in Coolock and became involved in an altercation with two men.

The men - aged 28 and 33 - were detained at that time but subsequently released.

However, following enquires carried out by gardai investigating the shopping centre robbery, these men were immediately re-arrested.

They are currently detained at Coolock and Swords Garda stations under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

Gardaí carried out follow-up searches at Moyne Park and discovered what they believe is the proceeds of the earlier robbery.

Investigations are currently on going.

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