20/12/2007

Cash Van Driver's Family Held In Raid

A gang who held a security cash van driver's family hostage last night failed to get away with any money in their 'ransom' robbery bid today.

Both the driver and his family escaped uninjured after the attempted 'Tiger' kidnap raid this morning.

It is understood that an employee of a cash in transit company, his wife and two young children were taken hostage in their home in Carlow at around 10.30pm last night and taken to an unknown location.

Reports suggest that the employee was ordered to go to Dublin and to get a substantial amount of cash from a security van and take it to a specific location in Dublin city.

However, his wife and children managed to alert gardaí in Gorey.

The gardaí began a security operation and intercepted the van in Dublin at around 11am this morning before the money could be handed over to the gang.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio's News At One, police Superintendent Kevin Donohue said no arrests were made.

He said gardaí were pleased at how the operation was resolved and that agreed protocols between gardaí and the cash in transit companies worked.

He said a significant investigation was now under way.

(BMcC)

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