Friday 20 April 2018

Terror as cash in transit van staff robbed at gunpoint

Gardai. File picture
Gardai. File picture
As part of the investigation, Gardaí said they have arrested a man (19) Newsdesk Newsdesk

Gardaí are on the hunt after a transit van carrying cash was robbed at gun point yesterday afternoon.

An investigation is underway after security staff were threaten with a handgun on the La Touche Road in Bluebell, County Dublin, at approximately 3:35pm on Thursday.

It is understood that the transit van was delivering cash to a Post Office when it was stopped.

The two men took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a grey coloured Volkswagen Golf, partial registration 07 D which was waiting on Bluebell Avenue, Gardaí said.

“This car was being driven by a third man and left the scene in the direction of Kylemore Road.”

Officers recovered a grey coloured Volkswagen Golf close to the scene, a short time later, which had been reported stolen two days before on February 9th.

The first suspect is described as being, male, early to mid 20's, 5'7" in height and of thin build. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood pulled up.

A chequered scarf covered his face.

The second man is described as being aged in his mid 20's, 5'9" in height and of thin build.

He also wore a dark coloured hooded top and had his face covered. Both men spoke with Dublin accents.

There is no description of the driver of the Volkswagen Golf, Gardaí added.

The scene in Dublin 12 is currently being preserved and technically examined.

No injuries were reported.

As part of the on going investigation a car was stopped on Francis St, Dublin 8 by Gardaí at approximately 12.01 am on the 12th February.

The car and driver were searched and a sum of money was discovered.

A man (19) was arrested and is currently being detained at Kevin St Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Kilmainham Garda Station on 01 6669700, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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