Gardaí are investigating an armed cash-in-transit robbery in County Dublin this afternoon.
The robbery took place as a security guard was attempting to make a cash delivery to a bank on Main Street in Lucan this morning.
Gardaí said a man armed with a handgun approached the security guard at around 12:20pm and forced him to hand over a cashbox.
The man made his getaway in a silver or grey Volkswagen Golf with the partial registration 04-WH.
The car was found on fire 20 minutes later at River Forest Estate in Leixlip.
Investigators said the car had been driven onto a green area behind San Carlo Senior National School before it was set alight.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.
Gardaí are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who noticed anything at:
- Main Street, Lucan, Co Dublin between 12pm and 12.30pm
- River Forest Estate, Captains Hill Co Dublin between 12.30pm and 1pm
- Distillery Lane, Leixlip Co Dublin between 12.30pm and 1pm
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 6667300.