Fear and chaos in Dublin as bystanders are caught in gunfire during an armed raid on a security van.
At around 2:30 pm as O'Connell Street Dublin bustled with pedestrians, a security guard dropping off cash to the Bank of Ireland was approached by two men, one armed with a shotgun.
A shot fired at the security man missed, but hit four women and one man waiting at the number 19 bus stop.
Seconds after the shotgun blast was heard, the scene was one of panic and chaos.
An eyewitness shopping on O’Connell Street at the time of the raid is badly shaken by her experience,
I’m just panicking. I’m just, I’m still not right.
The raiders grabbed a bag from the security man containing £3,000 in cash and £500 in cheques before fleeing the scene. An off duty garda gave chase and one of the men was caught on a nearby street. Gardaí from Store Street Garda Station are still searching for the second raider.
Those injured in the raid were treated in the Mater Hospital. One of the women was detained but her condition is said to be comfortable.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 September 1992. The reporter is Mark Little.