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Courier van driver assaulted during violent robbery in Meath

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Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a courier driver was the victim of a violent robbery in Meath this morning.

According to gardai at approximately 9.10am this morning a courier van driver was accosted at a petrol station between Gormanstown and Julianstown.

The man was then forced to drive his van onto a laneway on the R132.

According to gardai at this stage the van driver was assaulted a number of times by at least two men and items were taken from the van.

Gardai have released detailed descriptions of the two men.

One of the men is said to be 6’ tall, in his 40s with sallow skin. He was wearing a beanie hat, a dark coloured jacket and he had his face covered with a scar

The second man is described as being smaller in height and wearing a long black wig.

Gardai have also said that they are particularly interested in a black saloon car which was seen travelling southbound in front of the van.

A white Ford Transit van, which gardai believe was used in the robbery, was later found abandoned at Gravemeadows, Stamullen.

Anyone who may have witnessed this robbery or who have information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station 0n 01- 801 0600, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.