Bank Worker Arrested Over €7m robbery

A Bank of Ireland employee has been arrested and is facing gardaí questions this morning in connection with an investigating the biggest bank robbery in the history of the State.

During the unprecedented raid, some €7m was taken after a gang forced a bank official to go into the College Green branch of the bank in Dublin and take out the cash on 27 February last year.

The masked and armed gang held the bank official's girlfriend, her mother and six-year-old nephew hostage until the money was handed over.

The incident began when an armed gang of six men forced their way into the house when the two women and the child arrived home between 10pm and 10.30pm on the Thursday night.

A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday and is being detained at Naas Garda Station.

He is being held at Naas Garda station under the Offences against the State Actand can be held for 72 hours before he must either be released or charged.

Two men were remanded in custody last March in connection with the robbery and their case remains before the courts.


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