Gardaí investigating the theft and robbery of a cash-in-transit van in Dublin this afternoon are appealing for information. 

The van was parked at Main Street, Clongriffin collecting cash from a business premises. 

While the van was unoccupied a white coloured van with a full roof rack pulled up alongside the cash-in- transit van.  

One of the occupants exited the roof of the white van, jumped onto the roof of the adjacent cash-in-transit van and cut a lock to gain entry.  

He then drove off in the cash-in-transit van followed by the white van.

Both vehicles were discovered a short distance away at Railway Court, Clongriffen.

The white van had been set on fire. and an attempt was made to set fire to the cash-in-transit van.  

The contents of the cash-in-transit van were stolen.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, in particular, any person who may have seen anything suspicious between 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the vicinity of Main Street and Railway Court, Clongriffen.  

Gardaí have said it is most likely that the suspects used another mode of transport to make their escape.  

Gardaí are also appealing to any persons who may have been at Clongriffen Railway Station and noticed any suspicious activity and for any person who may have been driving in the vicinity of the general Clongriffen area and have dash cam footage, to check it.

Anyone with information, are asked to contact Coolock Garda Station 01-6664200, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.