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18/04/2017

Robbery at Service station in Athy, Kildare on the 14/4/17

Gardaí in Athy are investigating a Robbery and False imprisonment in Athy on 14th April 2017.
At approximately 9pm on the 14th April as staff were locking up a service station on the Kilkenny Road, Athy when they were approached by two males wearing balaclavas and holding knives, they threatened the staff , forced into a back room and demanded money. The males who were unsuccessful in gaining access to the safe took one the staff members and placed him in a car and left the scene.

The raiders then told the 2nd staff member to bring them the cash from the safe and meet them a short distance away. The 2nd staff member brought the contents of the safe to the raiders where they met on the Kilkenny Road Athy between the Top Garage and Loughman’s Garage where they were handed over the money. The 1st staff member was released unharmed Gardaí were then   contacted.
 
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have:
 
1. Seen a car acting suspiciously around the Service station on the evening of the 14th around 9pm.
 
2. Who may have seen suspicious activity on the Kilkenny Road Athy between the Top Garage and Loughman’s Garage  around 9pm.
 
3 Gardaí believe that the suspects were driving a Mazda 323F.
 
Or any other information that may assist in this investigation to contact the Gardaí in Athy on  059 8634210, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or Garda station.

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