Gangs take thousands in cash from a CIÉ van and a Dublin city centre bank.

Gardaí believe a gang of up to six men were responsible for the morning raid on a CIÉ (Coras Iompair Éireann) cash vehicle. The van had left the Inchicore Works and was driving down Inchicore Terrace South when a waiting van blocked the way and a masked man smashed the windscreen.

A local resident saw men wearing balaclavas jump out of the van and get into a white minivan,

They just got away that quick, no one could do anything.

The raiders made their way to the nearby Saint Michael’s Estate flat complex, abandoned the van and fled the scene with twenty thousand pounds in cash.

Later that morning three armed men made off with twenty five thousand pounds in new notes which was being delivered to the Bank of Ireland on Westland Row. One man is being questioned by Gardaí about the bank raid.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 November 1977.