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Cash in Transit Robbery at Carr’s Hill, Carrigaline, Co. Cork on the 11/1/12

The Gardaí at Togher Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery of a Cash in Transit van that occurred on Wednesday, the 11th January 2012 at 4.15pm.

A cash in transit van commenced a delivery to an AT.M located at a filling station at Carr’s Hill, Carrigaline.  Three armed men approached the security guards, threatened them with shotguns and demanded they hand over the cash.

The three men then ran to a black Saab car which was fitted with cloned registration plates 04C23265, which travelled in the direction of Cork city.  This vehicle turned left off the N28 and headed back towards Ballinrea Cross, they turned onto the R618 passing Fivemile Bridge and Ballinhassig.  The Saab travelled at speed with a blue light flashing on the dash board.  The Saab then continued to Ballinora Waterfall, Co. Cork where it was abandoned and set on fire in the grounds of at the back of a GAA club.

A short time earlier a woman visiting a grave at the local cemetery in Ballinora observed a man standing beside a large dark saloon type car whilst speaking on a mobile phone.  He appeared agitated.  A few minutes later as the young woman was walking away from the cemetery she observed a Fire truck arriving at the GAA Grounds where the Saab was set alight.


• The Saab as stolen during a burglary at a house in Garry Duff in Douglas, Cork City on the 3rd November 2011.  The registration number is 05C8017.

• This vehicle was fitted was fitted with cloned plates registration number 04C23265.

• Gardaí are appealing for any sightings of this vehicle between the 3rd November and the 11th January 2012.

• Gardaí appeal to anyone who may have made the cloned registration plates.

• Any sightings of the Saab and the raiders on the day of the robbery.

• Any sightings of this vehicle travelling through Carr’s Hill to Ballinora.

• The transfer from the Saab at Ballinora to a waiting car, Gardaí appeal to anyone who may have seen the raiders here to come forward.

Gardaí at Togher Garda Station are investigating                                            Telephone 021 4947120