One man arrested as cash-in-transit robbery foiled in west Dublin

Thursday 03 October 2013 23.33
Man arrested after robbery is being held at Clondalkin Garda Station
Man arrested after robbery is being held at Clondalkin Garda Station

A man has been arrested and a sum of cash has been recovered following a cash-in-transit robbery in Clondalkin, in west Dublin.

Another man is being sought by gardaí over the incident.

Two men approached a cash-in-transit worker as he was making a delivery to a premises at Bawnogue Shopping Centre at around 11.20am.

They threatened him with what is described as a handgun before making off in a waiting vehicle 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 arrested one man and recovered cash and a firearm.

The man, aged in his 30s, is being held at Clondalkin Garda Station.

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