Large sum of cash stolen during Co Wicklow ATM robbery

Tens of thousands of euro taken during robbery as bank targeted for third time this year

The damaged Permanent TSB ATM in Greystones after it  was robbed on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The damaged Permanent TSB ATM in Greystones after it was robbed on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

 

An ATM was smashed and tens of thousands of euro reportedly stolen during a raid on a bank in Greystones, Co Wicklow on Friday morning.

This is the third time this year the bank has been targeted in similar attacks.

The robbery took place at a Permanent TSB branch shortly after 4am.

It is understood the raiders used a sledgehammer to get through the front door.

The sledgehammer could be seen inside the bank later in the day along with a long plank of wood.

A Garda spokesman said it was not yet clear how much cash was stolen during the robbery.

The ATM was extensively damaged during the raid.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greystones Garda station (01) 6665800 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

In September, a gang used a car to ram the same bank in an attempted robbery. .

Earlier this year in March, there was a similar style raid about 4.20am.

A sledgehammer was also used to try and get in through the front door.