Money to burn as firefighters tackle blaze

Date Published : August 14th, 2013    Published By : admin

Dublin Fire Brigade alerted gardai when firefighters saw several €50 notes fluttering in the breeze beside a car fire they responded to yesterday afternoon. The €50 notes, believed to be over €20,000 are understood to have been stolen earlier in an armed heist at a west Dublin ATM machine.

An emergency call was received in the Eastern Regional Control Centre at Dublin Fire Brigade at 3.15pm yesterday reporting a car on fire in the vicinity of Hollystown Golf Club.

A fire crew arrived at the scene at 3.25pm and began to battle the flames. However, firefighters were amazed to see the money lying all around the vehicle and they alerted Gardai at Blanchardstown. Gardai attended the scene and established the car, a Hyundai Accent was used in an earlier armed robbery in Tyrelstown Plaza at 3pm, in which three men were involved in the armed raid as security men were making a cash drop at an AIB ATM cash machine. One man remained in the getaway car while the other two men threatened the security officers with a handgun. They escaped with a quantity of cash.

Nobody was injured during the raid. Gardai are investigating

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