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On yer bike Gardai release image of suspect fleeing €50K Crumlin cash-in-transit robbery on bike

An unidentified man, who was dressed in An Post clothing, produced a firearm as a cash-in-transit employee was entering the post office at that time

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The man dressed in An Post clothing

The man dressed in An Post clothing

The man dressed in An Post clothing

Gardaí investigating an armed robbery that took place outside a post office in Crumlin have released images of the suspect dressed as an An Post employee. 

They also sent out images of the distinctive looking cash box that was taken during the robbery.

The drama unfolded outside An Post in Crumlin Village on Thursday, at approximately 11.40am.

An unidentified man, who was dressed in An Post clothing, produced a firearm as a cash-in-transit employee was entering the post office at that time.

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

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The cash box

The cash box

The cash box

No injuries were reported.

“The box taken during the robbery is a distinctive looking red and black box,” Gardai said.

“The notes contained in this box have now been exposed to a green dye.”

Gardaí are asking anyone who may have come across bank notes with green dye, to come forward.

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The notes in the box have been exposed to green dye

The notes in the box have been exposed to green dye

The notes in the box have been exposed to green dye

They are also asking retailers to be alert to the possible circulation of these green stained notes and to notify Gardaí if they come in to contact with them.

The suspect left the scene on a bicycle with the red and black box. He fled down Windmill Road, in the direction of the Kildare Road in Crumlin. He was wearing a genuine An Post jacket at the time.

Gardaí are asking anyone who may have noticed any unusual activity near Crumlin Village Post Office between 10am–12.30pm to come forward.

Gardaí are also appealing to any road users including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who were in the area at this time and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) to make this available.

Anyone with information can contact Crumlin Garda Station on 01 666 6200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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