• News

Garda foils robbery

Tuesday, 13th May, 2014 11:49am
Jump to comments
Garda foils robbery

Gardaí foiled a cash in transit robbery in Ratoath on Monday.
Shortly after 12 noon, a security man collecting cash at a shopping centre in Ratoath was approached by a man brandishing what appeared to be a firearm. 
The man, dressed in black, demanded the cash box and fled with it to a waiting grey Renault Kangoo van driven by a second man. This van drove off at speed. 
An off duty Garda who witnessed the incident followed the van into a nearby housing estate where he boxed the van in with his own car. The suspects exited the van and pointed the firearm at the unarmed Garda. 
Following a brief standoff the men dropped the firearm and the cash box and fled into fields. A search of the area was mounted but so at the time of going to press, the men had not been arrested.
During a follow-up search of a house at Streamstown, Ratoath, items of black clothing, which Gardaí believe were associated with the robbery, were recovered.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda station on 01 8010600.
 
 

Shop Local

Latest Video

€50 for 6 months (24 editions) of the Meath Chronicles. Ideal gift for those who have everything. Subscribe for free here.

Post a Comment

Group Publications

Cookies on Meath Chronicle website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Meath Chronicle website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Meath Chronicle use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message