DUBLIN, Ireland - Gardai in Dublin have launched an investigation into a suspected armed robbery from a cash-in-transit van in the Irish capital.
The robbery, which occurred at a business premise on the Slaney Road in Glasnevin, took place at around 2.20 pm on Friday.
According to investigators, a cash-in-transit van was robbed by two people travelling in a white Ford Transit Connect van.
Officials said that just as the cash-in-transit van was making a collection from a business in Glasnevin, the Ford Transit Connect van pulled up near the vehicle.
An armed man reportedly emerged from the van and approached a security guard who was making the collection from the business premises, while the second man remained inside the van.
The man took the cash box by threatening the security guard with his weapon.
After the Ford Transit van left the scene, authorities were alerted.
While no injuries were reported in the incident, Gardai confirmed that the armed robbers managed to flee the scene with the cash box.
They are said to have headed from Slaney Road towards Lagan Road, where they abandoned the vehicle.
Gardai said that during an initial investigation, they found the vehicle used by the robbers, burnt out on Lagan Road.
Gardai are now appealing for witnesses in the suspected armed robbery, especially those that might have been travelling near Glasnevin Industrial Estate at the time of the robbery.
Officials are hoping to receive some dashcam footage from witnesses, which might lead investigators to track down the suspects.