Man arrested and €50,000 recovered after cash-in-transit raid

Worker threatened as he made delivery to Bawnogue Shopping Centre this morning

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the cash-in-transit robbery in Clondalkin today to contact Clondalkin Garda station on 01 -6667600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the cash-in-transit robbery in Clondalkin today to contact Clondalkin Garda station on 01 -6667600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

A man was arrested and €50,000 in cash recovered after a cash-in-transit robbery in Clondalkin this morning.

Two men had approached a cash-in-transit worker as he made a delivery to a premises in Bawnogue Shopping Centre at about 11.20am.

The worker was threatened with what is described as a handgun before leaving in a waiting SUV with a sum of money.

A passing Garda patrol observed the vehicle leaving the car park and followed it a short distance to Kilmahuddrick, where they succeeded in arresting one male. They also recovered €50,000 and a firearm, which is to be sent for a technical examination.

The man detained, in his 30s, is being held at Clondalkin Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939. The investigation is ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the robbery to contact Clondalkin Garda station on 01 -6667600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Additional reporting: PA