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Garda car rammed after two men threaten filling station staff with iron bars

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A garda car was rammed yesterday after two men robbed a filing station in Kilybegs , Co Donegal and led officers on a high speed chase through a packed town.

The incident happened in Kilybegs, Co Donegal yesterday.

At around 4.40pm when two men men entered a filling station on the Donegal Road in Killybegs armed with iron bars and threatened the staff.

The men damaged the shop and demanded money, leaving staff terrified.

After taking a sum of money, the men drove off in a Ford Focus at high speed in the direction of Donegal Town.

A number of garda units responded to the call including a Traffic unit whose car was rammed by the Ford.

The chase ended when the car crashed into four parked vehicles in Donegal Town after driving at an estimated 100kms an hour through the middle of Donegal Town, which was packed with Saturday shoppers and people socialising.

The Ford Focus crashed into a car outside Donegal Town and stopped outside St Patrick's Catholic Church. The three occupants fled on foot. Two men in their 20s were arrested following a foot chase and the money recovered. A third man escaped and remains at large.

The two men were arrested and are scheduled to appear at a special sitting of Sligo District Court in relation to the incident this morning.

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