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Armed man threatens cash-in-transit van workers before robbery in Dublin

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Two men, arrested yesterday after an altercation with gardai, were released before being re-arrested in relation to an armed robbery in north Dublin.

Gardai in Coolock arrested two males yesterday in connection with a robbery at Donaghmede Shopping Centre yesterday.

At approximately 3.10pm on Wednesday, a lone male approached staff members of a cash-in-transit van as they were making a delivery of coins to a premises at Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

A staff member was threatened by the suspect, who was in possession of an iron bar.

The man made off with two bags of coins before getting into a waiting car.

The vehicle was found a short time later, abandoned at Carndonagh Road, Donaghmede.

At 4pm yesterday, gardai from Coolock Detective Unit were on enquiries in Moyne Park, Coolock.

While there, gardai became involved in an altercation with two males who were detained, brought to Coolock garda station and subsequently released.

After enquiries carried out by investigating gardai, the two men (28 and 33 years of age) were immediately re-arrested in relation to the investigation into the earlier robbery in Donaghmede.

They are currently detained at Coolock and Swords garda stations under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, as amended.

Gardai carried out follow-up searches at Moyne Park and discovered what they believe is the proceeds of the earlier robbery.