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Sunday 21 October 2018

Hunt goes on for robbers after €15k cash-in-transit robbery

Scene of the robbery
Scene of the robbery

Two raiders who used a Nissan Micra as a getaway car after an armed robbery were still at large last night.

The heist was carried out at Killiney Shopping Centre on Rochestown Avenue in south Dublin on Wednesday morning.

A man armed with a handgun threatened a security officer who was handling a cash box from a cash-in-transit van at around 10.30am.

After grabbing the box, the robber was driven away from the scene towards the M50 by another man in a waiting silver Nissan Micra.

A source told the Herald that the cash box contained more than €15,000.

There were no reports of injuries and no shots were fired in the raid.

Gardai at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are appealing for information about the robbery.

They want to hear from any member of the public who was at the Killiney Shopping Centre or in the surrounding area between 9.30 and 11.30am on Wednesday and who may have information.

Threatened

"One male armed with what was described as a handgun threatened a security van driver and demanded cash," a garda spokesman said.

"A second male waited in a car nearby, a silver Nissan Micra.

"They both made their getaway toward the M50.

"No shots were discharged and no injuries sustained. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

"An appeal is also being made for members of the public and taxi drivers who may have dash cam footage and who were in the area to contact officers at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station, (01) 6665000, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666 111, or any garda station."

Gardai said last night that no arrests had yet been made over the robbery, but investigations were continuing.

In an unrelated incident in Finglas last month, a man armed with a lead pipe fled with around €50,000 after threatening a security guard.

The robber struck at around 2.40pm on August 30 on Main Street.

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