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Armed Robbery at a Jewellers in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

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The Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Jewellers on O’Connell Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Monday, the 18th July 2011.

The shop opened at 9.30am and there were two shop assistants and a customer present. The owner was on the phone at the back of the shop and a second shop assistant was working on some jewellery.

At approximately 11am two armed raiders dressed in navy jackets, baseball hats and green gloves entered the shop and threatened the staff and customer. One of the raiders was armed with what appeared to be a handgun and told the staff and customer to get down. The second man was carrying a bag. He removed a hammer from the bag and smashed a display cabinet taking the most expensive items of jewellery from the top shelf and placing them in his bag. The first raider ordered the owner and the shop assistant to the ground in the middle of the shop. He spoke with a foreign accent, believed to be eastern European. The second raider moved to another display cabinet and again removed the most expensive items of jewellery from the top shelf.

The raiders left the shop and ran down Shelmaden’s Lane leading to the New Quay and made their getaway in a silver Volkswagen Golf vehicle registration number 00MH5527. They travelled in the direction of Irishtown and turned left onto Convent Road and then onto the Dungarven Road. The Golf car was later discovered by Gardaí at a lay-by on the Clonmel to Dungarven Road at Colligan. The engine was left running.


• The Volkswagen Golf car registration number 00MH5527 was stolen from Seville Lawns, Callan Road in Kilkenny between the 15th and 18th of July 2011. It was taken without the keys and the immobilizer on the vehicle was disabled which would require knowledge in order to do this.

• Gardaí believe that a second black Volkswagen Golf car travelled in convoy with the stolen silver Golf and picked up the two raiders in Colligan, on the Clonmel to Dungarven Road.

• Anyone with information in relation to this incident or who can identify the raiders please contact the Gardaí at Clonmel.

• The raider’s faces were not covered and the quality of the CCTV is very clear. 


Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating                            Telephone 052 6177640