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Gardaí are searching for suspects after a van was hijacked in Limerick earlier today.

It happened at around 3pm on the Caherline Road.

The van was hijacked by four men wearing balaclavas.

A Garda source says they believe at least one gang member was armed with a "handgun".

It's believed the van contained a 'sum of cash' and several other items including valuable car parts.

The driver of the van - a man in his 30s - was not injured.

Following the hijacking, the suspects drove away from the scene in the direction of Herbertstown.

The van itself was later found in a wooded area on the Limerick / Tipperary border near Doon.

It was tracked down by using a GPS tracking system which had previously been installed in the van.

No arrests have yet been made, and gardaí say their investigations are ongoing.

In a statement, the force said: "Gardaí at Roxboro Road are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

"Gardaí are also appealing to any motorists who were travelling in the Caherline Road area at approximately 3pm who may have dashcam footage as well as motorists with dashcam Footage who were later travelling near Doon County Limerick where the van was recovered."

Anyone with information can contact Roxboro Garda Station on 061-214-4340 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

Additional reporting by David Raleigh
Main image: File photo, picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire

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