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Attempted Armed Robbery at a Bank in Glanmire, Co. Cork on the 5/8/11

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The Gardaí at Glanmire Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a bank in the Hazelwood Shopping Centre.

On Friday, the 5th August 2011 just after 10am two masked and armed raiders entered the bank while a cash transaction was been carried out by a security van at the premises. One of the raiders was armed with a sledge hammer and threatened the security employee and staff at the bank. He demanded money and brought the security staff member to the vault area of the bank. The second raider armed with a shot gun remained at the front door. A struggle occurred between the raider and the security staff which resulted in him leaving the sledge hammer behind and fleeing empty handed.

The raiders fled in a blue Mondeo registration number 08D11575 which was stolen during the course of a burglary in Ratoath, Ashbourne, Co. Meath on the 29th March 2011. The front registration number was altered with oil to read 08D11676.

The car was found partially burnt at Windsor Hill, Glounthaune, Co. Cork.


• The Ford Mondeo car was stolen during a burglary in Ratoath in Ashbourne, Co. Meath on the 29th of March 2011. Gardaí are looking for anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the car before the robbery on the 5th of August 2011.

• Anyone who was in the Glanmire area prior to or at the time of the attempted robbery who may have seen the Ford Mondeo car parked in the car park of the Hazelwood Shopping Centre beside the bank.

• Anyone who may have seen the raiders abandon the Ford Mondeo car at Windsor Hill, Glountaune.

Gardaí at Glanmire Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 021 4821002