£20,000 taken in mail van rob­bery

July 1983

Bray People - - NEWS -

AT 8.05 A.M. on Fri­day the mail van car­ry­ing £20,000 in pen­sion money was held up at gun point and robbed on a back road be­tween Kil­coole and Del­gany.

The driver Ger Roche who has been with the Post Of­fice for 10 years had made his de­liv­ery to Del­gany Post Of­fice and took the road to Kil­coole which joins the main road at the Bush.

He no­ticed a red van driv­ing very slowly ahead of him. It stopped and sud­denly there were three masked men with guns and they wanted the money.

The men had placed a di­ver­sion sign on the Kil­coole road but two lads on a mo­tor bike ig­nored it and rode through. They were also held up. The rais­ers set fire to the van and made off. The mo­tor cy­clists re­turned to Kil­coole and raised the alarm.

Mr Roche was still very shaken from his fright­en­ing ex­pe­ri­ence this week. So far there has been no trace of the miss­ing money. The pen­sion­ers of Kil­coole and New­town­moun­tkennedy did not go with their pay out. More money was brought from Bray to pay them.

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