A shot was fired during an attempted robbery on a cash-in-transit van in Ratoath this afternoon.
The van had pulled up to the rear of the Corballis Shopping Centre in the village to service an ATM machine shortly after 1.30pm when three men, one brandishing a firearm, rushed the security men and threatened them. A shot is understood to have been discharged before the raiders left the scene empty-handed.
No-one was injured and the trio fled in a white van towards Ashbourne. Gardai in Ashbourne are appealing for witnesses and can be contacted on (01) 801 0600.
It was the second armed raid in two days in Meath in which a shot was fired. On Thursday, raiders escaped with about €2,000 in cash after holding up Blackcastle Post Office in Navan. A warning shot was fired into the ceiling of the post office during that incident.
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