20/01/2009

Man Shot During Security Van Robbery

A man has been shot and injured during the attempted robbery of a security van by masked men in Dublin this morning.

Gardai at Clontarf are investigating the attempted armed robbery, which occurred at about 7.45am this morning at the Vernon Avenue/ Clontarf Road junction in Dublin.

According to a Gardaí spokesman: "Three masked raiders attempted to rob a security van, which was delivering cash at an ATM. At least one shot was fired during the incident and an employee of the security company was injured in the foot. The three raiders fled the scene empty handed"

The injured man, who is in his mid twenties, was taken to The Mater Hospital for treatment.

Crime scene examiners have closed the road temporarily while the scene is technically examined.

Garda at Clontarf are asking anyone who was in the area to contact them on 01 666 4800.

(DW/BMcC)

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