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Hannah Popham 

Cash-in-transit stolen in Finglas

Credit Garda.ie

Credit garda.ie

A man armed with a handgun yesterday held up the driver of a cash-in-transit van, escaping with a deposit box filled with cash.

The armed robbery – which occurred in Finglas yesterday afternoon at approximately 2.50pm – is one of many in Dublin recent months.

According to the Garda press office, a car used in the robbery was later found abandoned.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to call Finglas Garda station on 01 666 7500.

Paul Doyle

Elderly man shaken after further robbery in Lisburn

THE PSNI are investigating an incident where an elderly man was robbed in Lisburn, Co. Down, last night. Four masked men broke into the pensioner’s house in the village of Moira at around 9.30pm.

The man was held captive as his house was raided by the intruders. The group of men left the house with a sum of cash. The victim was not physically harmed but was treated for shock by paramedics.

This is not the first time this kind of event has taken place in Lisburn. Last Friday night (15th) saw a man and woman robbed in the Saintfield Road area.  In this instance four masked men were also involved in the burglary.

The man was assaulted whilst the woman was held at knife point. The robbers left the house at approximately 8.20pm with a sum of money.

Furthermore on the 11th five men forced their way into another elderly man’s house in Bangor, Co. Down. The robbery took place at Ballyhalbert Gardens at around 8.00pm. The victim in this case was not injured but was shocked by the robbery. Once more a sum of cash was taken from the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.

John Lillis