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Hunt for lone raider who threatened shop staff with knife

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
Hunt for lone raider who threatened shop staff with knife

Gardai are hunting a lone raider who attempted to rob a west Cork shop at knifepoint.

A man, described as two metres (6ft) in height and of strong build, attempted to rob a service station on Bantry quays shortly before 9.30pm on Wednesday evening.

However, the man was apparently disturbed by a customer arriving at the outlet and fled.

He had threatened the sole staff attendant with a knife before making his getaway on foot.

It is suspected that the man had a car parked nearby.

No-one was injured in the incident though the worker was described as quite shocked.

Gardai have appealed for anyone who may have seen suspicious activity on Bantry quays or a vehicle leaving the town at speed to contact them.

CCTV security cameras from the area are now being studied.

The raider was described as of stocky build and was wearing a red hoodie-type top with the hood pulled up, grey slacks, a white scarf and black trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bantry gardai on (027) 20860.

Ralph Riegel