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7 held in heist, hostage-taking

March 01, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Police recovered millions in stolen cash and interrogated seven robbery suspects, a day after a gang took a bank employee's family hostage and forced him to rob his own branch.

Police said they raided a house in Phibsborough and stopped a car on a highway ringing Dublin. A third of the stolen money has been recovered.

Sgt. Alan Roughneen said five men and a woman were arrested in Phibsborough, and one man was arrested in the car. Authorities also seized six cars.

On Friday, six armed, masked men stormed into the rural home of Bank of Ireland worker Shane Travers. They tied up his partner, her 5-year-old son and her mother, and told Travers they would be killed unless he cooperated.

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