Gardai hunting raiders who stole €190k from Dublin cash van
Gardai are investigating an armed cash-in-transit van robbery in west Dublin.
The incident happened in the car park of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre at 12.40pm on Sunday.
Raiders made off with just under €190,000 in cash.
Two men approached staff working for the G4S security company who had collected the money from an ATM at the shopping centre.
The thugs threatened the employees, demanding that the cash box be handed over.
One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and both men wore balaclavas and blue boiler suits.
After stealing the massive cash haul, the men fled the scene on foot through the shopping centre’s multi-storey car park.
Their movements after leaving the car park are unknown.
No arrests have been made in the case, which is being investigated by gardai at Blanchardstown.
There has been a decrease in cash-in-transit robberies nationwide in recent years.
The last major heist occurred last month and also involved the G4S security company.
On that occasion, criminals used a fake cash-in-transit van to make off with more than €60,000 from a Dublin cash-and-carry before they crashed the vehicle and set it on fire.
Just days earlier in an unconnected crime, gangsters were involved in a Tiger Kidnapping in which €225,000 was stolen, leading to a security alert at Dublin Airport.