26/08/2008

Woman Held At Knife Point During Armed Robbery

A woman has been held at knife point during an armed robbery on a petrol station in Limerick on Monday night.

The robbers are thought to have taken a female hostage from her car outside the service station and then led her into the service station shop with a knife to her neck.

Two others then reportedly joined the man and hostage in the shop.

One of the men was armed with what was believed to be a single barrel shotgun and the other was armed with what was believed to be a pump action shotgun.

Gardaí at Askeaton are investigating the armed robbery that took place at a service station on Main Street, Foynes, Co. Limerick, shortly before 11pm.

The tills were emptied and the raiders left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Two shots were fired during the course of the robbery but no one was injured.

The culprits are described as being 5' 7'' or 5' 8'' tall with slim build. All their faces were covered and they were wearing dark clothing.

They are believed to be non Irish Nationals.

(DW)

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