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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Teenager held at knifepoint by three armed raiders during daytime robbery

The rural village of Ballygarret, Co Wexford (Photo: Google Maps)
The rural village of Ballygarret, Co Wexford (Photo: Google Maps)
Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

A teenager has been held at knifepoint in his rural home by three armed raiders during a shocking day time robbery.

The terrifying incident occurred shortly after 3pm this afternoon in the quiet village of Ballygarret, Co Wexford.

It's understood the raiders came across the 18-year-old when he returned home during the robbery.

One of the men produced what has been described as a large "8 inch blade" and threatened the youth. 

They later made their escapes in a green coloured Alfa Romeo car that was reportedly driven by a fourth waiting assailant.

The teen was uninjured but has been left "very shaken" by the ordeal, a source has said. 

Anyone who may have witnessed a car that fits the description or who may have been in the area at the time has been asked to contact Courtown Garda Station on 053 94 25102

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