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Kevin Street Garda Station

Kevin Street Garda Station

Kevin Street Garda Station

Gardai are appealing for information following a shocking cash-in-transit robbery which took place on a busy street in broad daylight.

A brazen thief snatched a cash box from a driver who was collecting it from a shop on Thomas Street in Dublin's city centre at around 12.45pm.

The CIT driver was returning to his security van when he was approached and threatened by a man armed with a hammer.

The man grabbed the box which contained an undisclosed sum of money before fleeing the scene on a bike.

No-one was hurt in the incident and the empty cash box was found on fire at St. Kevin’s Ave off New Street, Dublin 8, a short time later.

The fire was extinguished and the scene and cash box have been preserved for technical and forensic examination.

A garda spokesperson revealed: "An Garda Síochána at Kevin Street are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to motorists who were on Thomas Street or St. Kevin’s Avenue / New Street between 12:30pm and 2:30pm today to check video footage (including dash cam) recorded in the area and make it available to investigators."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station 01 6669400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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