Raiders make off with empty cash box
Bungling raiders fled the scene of a cash-in-transit robbery with a cash box containing no money.
The two thieves, armed with a hammer, threatened a security guard outside a bank in a south Dublin retail park yesterday evening.
The incident occurred at around 5pm in Carrickmines Retail Park.
They made a getaway with a cash box in a red Toyota Corolla that was abandoned and set on fire by the raiders nearby. However, gardaí said there was no money in the box.
It is understood that the pair fled the scene of the burnt-out car in a separate vehicle.
The Corolla was set alight in a residential area, a short distance from the Holy Trinity School in Leopardstown, Dublin 18.
Firefighters and gardaí arrived at the scene shortly after as the car was ablaze.
No arrests have been made yet, with gardaí appealing for information.
"Gardaí in Dundrum are appealing for information following a cash-in-transit robbery outside a bank at Carrickmines Retail Park.
"Shortly after 5pm, two men armed with a hammer approached and threatened a security guard.
"They made off with a cash box in a waiting red Toyota Corolla car," a spokesman said.
"The car was located burnt-out a short distance away.
"No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing. No one was injured during the incident."
"It is understood the cash box was empty," he added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum garda station 01-6665600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.