Investigation after armed robbery in Co Meath

A cash-in-transit box was stolen in Dunboyne

Investigation after armed robbery in Co Meath

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Gardaí in Meath are investigating an armed robbery outside a bank on Wednesday.

It happened in Dunboyne just before 3.00pm.

A man armed with what is believed to be a firearm approached a member of the cash-in-transit staff, threatened him and grabbed the cash-in-transit box which contained money.

He then left the scene in a silver Ford Focus van, with a registration of 05-MH, driven by a second person.

The van was found on fire on the grounds of Dunboyne Castle Hotel a short time later.

The amount in the box is not being disclosed for operational reasons.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses - especially anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around Dunboyne or around the grounds of Dunboyne Castle before or after the robbery - to contact them at Dunboyne at 01-801-0600,the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.