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Bank Robbery at Dunleer, Co. Louth

Gardaí in Dunleer are investigating a bank robbery that took place in the town on Friday 29th January last, just after 4pm. Two masked men entered the bank and threatened staff. One of the men was armed with a handgun, the other a crowbar.

The raiders arrived at the bank in a dark coloured Toyota Carina E. It bore the registration number JBZ 67 86. One of the raiders locked the car park gates with a padlock and chain and set the car alight.

While the robbery was taking place a third masked man waited on the main street in a red Audi A4 estate. It bore a false registration number YF55GWW. This car had been stolen from a house in Ballymahon in Lonford in January 2009.

Once the raiders fled the bank they got into the waiting Audi. It drove towards Clougherhead. The occupants threw metal spikes out of the car in order to slow up pursuing vehicles. They made their way to St. Finnian’s Community Centre where the car was abandoned and burnt out. They most likely left the scene in another vehicle. Gardaí are looking for any witnesses who may have information on the vehicles used in this crime or if they saw suspicious activity in the area at the time, to contact them.

Gardaí at Drogheda  Investigating                  Telephone: 041 987 4200