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Attempted robbery of cash in transit van, Drogheda, Louth on the 1/4/10.

The Gardaí in Drogheda are investigation the attempted Robbery of a cash in transit van that occurred at Marian Park, Drogheda on Thursday, the 1st April 2010 at 3.20 pm.

The van had arrived at a shop to make a delivery of cash to the A.T.M located on the premises. As the security guard exited the side of the van he was approached by a man armed with a sawn off shotgun. The gunman had exited from the rear of a yellow Fait Doblo registration number 03 D 18495.He began shouting at the guard while he threw a black bag at him.

The security guard then turned and ran away in the direction of the shop. The gunman then fled empty handed to a waiting Golf GTI, which was fitted with a cloned registration number 05 LH 4747.The Golf had pulled up in the middle of the road, just in front of the security van. There was one occupant in the golf who was the driver. The Golf then left in the direction of Plattin rd. It then travelled onto Baymore rd, and continued to the Lagvoureen estate, where the men abandoned it and transferred to a Toyota Avensis 02 reg.

Descriptions of Raiders:

Gunman; 5’11’’, med. build, carried shotgun in his right hand. He was dressed in blue clothing with hood covering his head.

Driver: black jumper and balaclava. Possibly quiet tall.

This man may have then driven the Avensis. He is described as wearing a black hat and leather gloves, 28-36 years, broad build, and clean shaven.

Vehicles involved:

Volkswagen Golf GTI, Black, 3 doors, registration 07 D 48997, stolen from Ashpark Grove, Lucan on the 17th March 2010 3.30am.This vehicle was recovered abandoned at the Lagvoureen estate in Drogheda.

Fitted with False plates 05 LH 4747-cloned registration from a black golf.

Fiat Doblo van, yellow, registration number 03 D 18495, stolen between the evening of the 31st March and the early hours of the 1st April. This vehicle was recovered at the scene.

Toyota Avensis, silver 02 registration. This car was used by the raiders when the abandoned the Golf.


Gardaí at Drogheda Investigating                 Telephone 041 9874200