Hunt Continues For Robbers After €15k Cash-In-Transit Robbery

Elaine Stenson
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Two criminals who used a Nissan Micra as a getaway car after an armed robbery were still on the loose last night.

The heist took place at Killiney Shopping Centre on Rochestown Avenue in Dublin on Wednesday morning. A man armed with a handgun threatened a security officer who was taking care of a cash box from a cash-in-transit van at around 10.30am.

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

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According to the Herald, a source said that the box contained more than €15,000 cash. There were no reports of injuries or shots were fired in the heist.

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

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

Gardaí said last night that no arrests occurred but investigations were continuing.