A search is under way for a number of men following a robbery from a cash-in-transit van in south Dublin.

The incident happened at Carrickmines Retail Park just after 5pm.

They made off with a cash box, but it is understood to have been empty.

A short time later, a red Toyota Corolla was driven at speed into a nearby housing estate.

The car was set on fire and abandoned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station 01-6665600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.