Saturday 20 January 2018

Security guard tied up in cash and carry raid


Value Centre in Wicklow which was raided on Thursday evening.
Value Centre in Wicklow which was raided on Thursday evening.


ARMED AND masked raiders tied up a security guard as they broke into and robbed a Wicklow town cash and carry.

Four men wearing balaclavas descended on the Value Centre Wholesalers on Thursday evening just before 6 p.m.. One of the men was also armed with an axe.

In the process of breaking into the premises, the raiders falsely imprisoned a security guard and tied him up.

It is understood that the men escaped with a small amount of cash. The suspects made their getaway in a silver coloured saloon car.

Wicklow Gardai immediately sealed off the cash and carry at Glebe Business Park, Port Access Road, for a technical examination of the crime scene. CCTV footage has also been viewed and a number of check-points were put in place to try and apprehend the culprits.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that one of the men was carrying a 'weapon' in the form of an axe.

'It appears the security guard wasn't injured or hurt during the raid but he was obviously quite shaken up by events,' stated the spokesperson.

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