Cash-in-transit van staff robbed at gunpoint in terrifying Dublin attack

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Friday 12th February 2016

An review is underway after security staff were threatened with a handgun on the La Touche Italian autostrada in Bluebell, County Dublin, at approximately 3.35pm on Thursday.

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

The two men took an undisclosed amount of realize and fled the scene in a grey-coloured Volkswagen Golf, rtial registration 07 D which was stand by on Bluebell Avenue, Gardai said.

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

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

The first suspect is described as being, masculine, early to mid 20’s, 5’7″ in height and of thin build. He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top with the hood arrived up.

A chequered scarf covered his face.

The second man is described as being old in his mid 20’s, 5’9″ in height and of thin build.

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

There is no portrayal of the driver of the getaway car, Gardai added.

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

No injuries were reported.

As rt of the on going inquisition a car was stopped on Francis St, Dublin 8 by Gardai at approximately 12.01am on February 12.

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

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

Winnowing gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Kilmainham garda standing on 01 6669700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.

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