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Robbery at a Supermarket, Clogherhead, Co.Louth on the 3/5/16

Audi car

Gardaí at Clogherhead Garda Station are investigating a robbery from a supermarket that occurred on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 3.40pm.

The manager and two staff members were working in the supermarket and post office on this Tuesday afternoon. A blue colored Audi car drove into the car park of the supermarket, there were three men in the car all wearing high visibility jackets. The three men got out of the car and ran towards the shop. The men were all armed, one of the men was armed with a firearm, and the others with a crowbar and a sledge hammer. Two of the men ran towards the office where the manager and another member of staff were. The raider burst in through the door and demanded money. The raider left the office and the manager called the Gardaí on her mobile phone.

The raider with the sledge hammer began to bang on the door leading to the post office and eventually broke in through the door. The three raiders went into the post office and threatened the member of staff demanding money. The raiders stole a sum of money and fled from the shop into the Audi car. They turned right out of the car park and drove in the direction of the coast road. The manager ran out to the car park and memorized the registration number of the car.

Gardaí arrived at the scene within minutes and began a search for the car, registration number 00RN3800. The Audi car was located in a field close to the coast road, the car was on fire.

Appeal:

• Shortly before 3.30pm two walkers recall seeing a blue Audi car, registration number 00RN3800 travelling from the direction of Clogherhead Village and turn right into the Ard Na Mara estate and park there for a number of minutes before exiting the estate and travelled towards the village.

• A blue Skoda Octavia was observed near the field where the Audi car was abandoned and set alight. Gardaí believe a woman with distinctive red hair was driving the Skoda car.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the area on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 who may have seen suspicious activity to come forward.

Gardaí at Drogheda Garda Station are investigating, Telephone 041 9874200