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Garda appealing for witnesses following armed robbery

Garda appealing for witnesses following armed robbery

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which occurred at a shop/Post Office in Clogherhead, Co Louth on Tuesday the 3rd of May at 3:40pm.

Three men entered the shop wearing visibility jackets, in possession of a firearm, sledge hammer and a metal bar.

They threatened staff and left the scene with a large amount of cash in a blue coloured Audi A3 car, partial registration number 00-RN

The blue Audi A3 was located, on fire, in a field at Coast Road, Callystown, Clogherhead a short time later.

It is believed that the culprits then left this area in a silver coloured Skoda that was parked at the entrance to the field.

This car was being driven by a female with red hair.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information.

Those who were in Clogherhead Village on Tuesday 3rd of May at approximately 3.30/3.45pm, or who may have observed the blue Audi A3 prior to its arrival at Clogherhead Village, or subsequently at Coast Road, Callystown are of particular interest to gardai.

Also, anyone who may have observed the silver Skoda in the Clogherhead area around the time of the robbery is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.