Gardai investigate violent armed robbery of supermarket

The raider threatened and assaulted staff
The raider threatened and assaulted staff

Gardaí at Ashbourne are investigating a robbery which occurred at a supermarket on Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath, County Meath yesterday evening.

At approximately 7.20pm a lone man, aged in his late 20's-early 30's, entered the shop.

He was in possession of a firearm.

He threatened and assaulted staff before leaving the premises with an amount of cash.
This man fled the scene on foot and went in the direction of Riverwalk, a pedestrian area opposite the shop.
One male member of staff suffered minor injuries during an altercation with the raider.

The customers present in the shop were unharmed.
The raider is described as being male, late 20's/early30's, approximately 5'11" in height and of strong build.

He wore a beetroot coloured hooded jumper which had white draw strings and a red t-shirt underneath.

He was also wearing blue jeans, white socks and white runners which had white soles and a black trim around the ankles.

This man had a black mask covering his face and was carrying a green plastic bag.
Investigating Gardaí are appealling for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.