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Saturday 22 October 2016

Mask raider flees scene of robbery after threatening shop staff with gun

Published 16/01/2016 | 12:54

Ratoath Credit: Google Maps
Ratoath Credit: Google Maps

Staff at a local supermarket were threatened and assaulted in an armed robbery yesterday evening.

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One man, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, entered the store on Fairyhouse Road in Ratoath at around 7.20pm.

He threatened employees with a gun before leaving the shop in Co Meath with an amount of cash.

At least one male employee suffered minor injuries during an altercation with the armed raider.

The thief then fled the scene on foot, carrying a green plastic bag, and went in the direction of Riverwalk, a pedestrian area opposite the shop.

He wore a mask over his face but is described as being approximately 5'11" in height and of a strong build.

At the time of the robbery, the raider wore a beetroot coloured hooded jumper which had white draw strings and a red t-shirt underneath.

He was also wearing blue jeans, white socks and white runners which had white soles and a black trim around the ankles.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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