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'He’s made serious threats to security workers and is very determined to get the cash,' a source said.

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Photograph of suspect released by An Garda Siochana

Photograph of suspect released by An Garda Siochana

Photograph of suspect released by An Garda Siochana

Gardai are searching for a dangerous thug who is suspected of being behind at least two robberies which netted around €100,000 in recent weeks.

The young thug, who is in his twenties and from Crumlin in Dublin, is considered extremely dangerous and determined to carry out more robberies.

Gardai have been looking for him in recent days in relation to recent robberies, but haven’t been able to track him down.

He is the prime suspect for carrying out an armed robbery on a cash-in-transit van in Crumlin earlier this month.

During that incident a man with a firearm approached a security worker carrying a cash box outside the post office on the Old County Road at around 12.15pm on June 3.

He threatened the security worker before making off with the cash box and getting into a Ford Focus which sped off towards Clonard Road.

Gardai recovered the getaway vehicle and carried out forensic examinations.

The armed robber is also a suspect in another armed robbery outside a post office in Crumlin in February.

In that incident, a man dressed in An Post clothing produced a firearm as a cash-in-transit employee was entering the post office in Crumlin Village on Thursday, February 11 at around 11.40am.

A box with a large sum of cash was taken and the man fled the scene.

The suspect, who was wearing a genuine An Post jacket, left the scene on a bicycle with the red and black box.

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He fled down Windmill Road, in the direction of Kildare Road in Crumlin.

The notes contained a green dye and it is understood some of them were covered in the dye following the robbery.

Gardai appealed for anyone who came across green stained notes to contact them.

It is understood the suspect made away with between €40,000 and €50,000 from each robbery.

Gardai have been looking for him over the last couple of weeks but he sources say he has gone to ground.

“He’d been considered quite dangerous.

"He’s made serious threats to security workers and is very determined to get the cash so there are fears he’ll hurt someone.

"He doesn’t seem to mind doing them on his own doorstep either,” a source said.

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