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Attempted Armed Robbery at a Filling Station in Castledermot on the 3/8/10.

The Gardaí at Castledermot are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday morning, the 3rd August at Castledermot, Co. Kildare.

The owner of the Filling Station arrived to open up his premises at 6.15am when a blue Audi A4 with three male occupants drove into the forecourt. Two of the men jumped out of the car and confronted the owner.

The first raider was carrying a sawn off shotgun, while the second man was armed with a baseball bat. A tussle then ensued during which the bat broke in two. Leaving the owner holding one half and the raider the other.

Both man then fled to the waiting car leaving the scene empty handed.

Description of raiders:The first man was armed with a sawn off shotgun, he was approximately 5’ 7’’ tall, heavy build. He was wearing a balaclava, dark jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and hiking boots.

The second man was armed with a baseball bat. He is described as approximately 6’1’’ tall, heavy build. He was wearing dark balaclava, grey/brown tracksuit bottoms, white runners, blue and grey striped hoodie with a red t-shirt underneath.

Both men had indistinct accents.

Vehicle involved:  Audi A4 registration number 05 DL 5677, stolen on 23/7/2010 from Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford.

This car was subsequently recovered at Killerig Castle Golf Resort on the 5/8/2010.

The Golf resort is located between Castledermot and Tullow at Killerrig Cross.

Gardaí at Kildare Investigating                                    Telephone -  045 55 52773