Monday 24 July 2017

Fresh appeal for robbery information

DUNDALK Gardaí have reissued an appeal for information after a robbery at a North Louth fuel station during which an employee was shot in the knee.

Gardaí want to speak to anyone who was travelling on the M1, around junction 20, Carrickarnon, on Monday, November 5, between 10 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. A spokesperson said: 'We would like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle travelling north or south near the Carrickdale turnoff that was suspicious, perhaps travelling erratically or at speed'.

Gardaí are also scouring CCTV footage from the area in an effort to find out who was behind the armed robbery at Morgan Fuels, near Edentubber.

Three masked men, one of them armed with a sawn-off shotgun, burst into a prefab office at the station around 10.30 p.m. and demanded cash from two workers on the premises.

A very small amount of cash was stolen, but not before a 40year-old male worker from Eastern Europe was shot in the knee. The robbers fled the scene in a 99-LH registered silvercoloured Peugeot 406, the keys for which were stolen from the petrol station. The car was found a few hours later abandoned on a motorway flyover on the M1.

Anyone with information can contact Dundalk Gardai on (042) 9388400 or the confidential line 1800 666 111.

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