Gardai have made four arrests after a gang of raiders fuelled their getaway car before stealing a quantity of cash, cigarettes and alcohol after threatening staff with a car jack.
At around 7.15pm yesterday, two men entered a convenience store on the Navan Road, Trim - one of them armed with a carjack.
A sum of cash and cigarettes, as well as alcohol was taken. The men also filled their car with unleaded petrol.
After the men left the scene in this car, Gardaí located it at a residence in Navan, Co Meath.
After viewing CCTV footage and interviewing shop staff, in a follow-up operation in the area, four men in their 30s were subsequently arrested.
Two of the men are detained at Navan Garda Station while the other men are detained at Trim and Ashbourne Garda Stations. All four men are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
No injuries to persons were reported during this incident.
Investigations are ongoing.