Knife-wielding raider steals cash off security man

By Mary Dennehy

GARDAI are investigating a raid on a cash-in-transit van in Tallaght last Saturday, which saw a knife-wielding, masked raider escape with a cash box and some bags of coins.

The incident happened at around 10.30am on Saturday morning, November 24, outside the Tallaght West Credit Union in Springfield.

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Tallaght West Credit Union

The Echo understands that a masked man, in a white boiler suit, approached the cash-in-transit employee and, with a knife, threatened him to hand over the money.

“The security employee dropped what he had, and the cash box and some bags of coins he was carrying were taken,” a Garda source told The Echo.

The assailant made his getaway in a silver people carrier which, waiting nearby, was later found burnt out in the Cloonmore area.

The Garda source said: “An investigation commenced and is at an advanced stage.

“We are following a definite line of inquiry . . . and are satisfied that there will be arrests.

“We recovered some items during a search of the general area and are harvesting CCTV.”

The source added: “The cash taken wasn’t a substantial amount of money and the employee was uninjured but shaken.

“Nobody else was injured.”

While investigations are at an advanced stage, anybody with information is encouraged to come forward.

Contact Tallaght Garda Station on 6666000.

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