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Saturday 26 July 2014

Lone armed raider robs Maxol in broad daylight

Published 09/04/2014|05:28

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The robber walked into the petrol station at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, armed with a knife.

GARDAI ARE appealing for witnesses after the Maxol garage on the Ballymakenny Road was once again the target of an armed robbery.

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GARDAI ARE appealing for witnesses after the Maxol garage on the Ballymakenny Road was once again the target of an armed robbery.

A lone raider walked into the petrol station at 6.30 p.m. on Monday evening, brandishing a knife.

He threatened the male staff member with the knife, and demanded money.

A large sum of cash was handed over and the robber fled the scene on foot.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit and had his face covered.

'This was once again a very frightening experience for the teller and thankfully he was not injured but was left very shaken,' said a senior garda spokesman.

'This was quite early in the evening, and the area was bound to have been busy, so if anyone noticed what happened, or has a better description of the raider, please contact Drogheda garda station on 9874200.'

The same premises was targeted by robbers last month.

CCTV is currently being examined and the investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, a neighbour discovered a house ransacked in Coolfore, Monasterboice, while the owners were away on holidatys.

Gardaí were alerted after the back door was found to be forced, and every room turned over at around 7.30 p.m. on Saturday evening. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen in the incident.

In another incident the same night, a car was stolen from a house at Begrath, Monasterboice. The front door was forced between 2.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., and the keys to a Ford Focus were removed. The car was then driven away from the front of the house.

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