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Over €20k stolen in daylight raid on city cash van

Gardai in Finglas are investigating a daylight cash-in-transit robbery that occurred in north Dublin.

A security officer was collecting a cash box from the Village Inn pub on Church Street in Finglas when he was threatened by a man armed with a wheel-brace.

The raider was dressed in black and wearing a black balaclava.


The security worker dropped the cash box which was then grabbed by the masked raider.

Once the masked man grabbed the box - which contained a significant sum - he jumped into a silver-blue Nissan car with a possible 03D registration plate.

This car was being driven by another person.

The car was then driven away in the direction of Wellmount Road.

Sources say the amount of cash stolen in the raid was a five-figure sum, believed to be more than €20,000.

The scene of the raid was cordoned-off and examined by members of the garda technical bureau.

There were no injuries during the robbery and no arrests have yet been made.

Gardai say the cash box stolen in the raid has not been recovered.

Yesterday's robbery was the latest in a spate of cash-in-transit raids targeting cash being moved on the roads of the capital.

On December 19 last, a gang grabbed a haul of coins which was being delivered to a Lidl shop on Cork Street in Dublin's south inner city.

But one of the raiders was arrested shortly afterwards and a quantity of coins and an imitation gun were found at the scene.

cfeehan @herald.ie