A gang of hoodie-clad men carried out a cash-in-transit robbery in Tallaght village earlier today. Gardaí Síochána have announced that they on high alert after two cash-in-transit robberies in Dublin.
It is believed that up to €100,000 has been stolen in two separate cash robberies in both Tallaght and Finglas in Dublin.
No firearms were used in either incident, and nobody was seriously injured in either occurrence. Gardaí do not believe the incidents were connected.
A security officer was approached and threatened by a male who fled the scene in a waiting car, a blue Peugeot 307, with a box of cash. One driver attempted to block the culprits with his car, by driving his vehicle towards them as they made their getaway.
The incident happened just after 11:30am, at the Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas, and gardaí are currently at the scene.
A security man was delivering cash to an ATM and was in the shopping centre at the time when a man threatened him, took the cash box, and got away with a sum of money believed to be between €40,000 and €50,000.
A car was waiting for him in the underground car park and the raiders drove away - this car was later found burned-out at North City Business Park in Finglas.
On the Southside about ten minutes later, another security man was assaulted with a pepper-spray attack to the face by raiders, during a cash-in-transit raid outside the Bank of Ireland in Tallaght.
A box of cash, again thought to contain between €40,000 and €50,000, was taken from him. This instance involved at least two raiders, who escaped in a small silver car.
No arrests have been made to date an enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Finglas Garda Station 01 6667500.