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Armed Robbery at a Carlow Filling Station on the 15/9/10

The Gardaí in Carlow town are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a filling station on the 15th September 2010 at 5.25 am.

As a lone shop assistant was disposing of refuse bags, a toyota Land Crusier with three occupants drove into the forecourt.

Two of the men got out of the car and began to assault the shop assistant with a baseball bat. A struggle ensued during the course of which the assistant succeeded in taking the baseball bat from the raider. He then fled from the forecourt and hid out of view of the raiders.

The two raiders then ran into the shop threatening another shop worker as they stole cash from a back office. A taximan pulled into the station for petrol. The getaway driver threatened him with a double barrell shotgun. The three raiders made their getaway turing left onto O ‘Brien Road in the direction of Hacketstown.

Description of Raiders:   1.   Driver - 5’8" tall, slim build, wearing a brown jacket, black hoodie underneath and blue jeans.

2.   6' tall, thin build, wearing black hoodie top, blue jeans and white runners.

3.   5’11’’ tall, thin build, wearing red top, grey hoodie underneath with light coloured(grey) track suit bottoms.

Vehicle invlolved:

Toyota Landcruiser, black in colour with long wheel base. Registration number 99 Ke3159. Stolen in the course of a Burglary at Piltown, Co. Kilkenny on the 14/9/2010 at 5am.

Owner states jeep had only about 20 Kms of fuel in tank at time of taking.

The jeep still remains outstanding.

Gardaí at Carlow Investigating                                      Telephone - 059 9136620