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Internet Car Scam & Armed Robbery at Athy, Co Kildare on the 13/5/13

The Gardaí at Athy are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the evening of Monday, the 13th May 2013, in Athy Co Kildare.

A couple searching websites for a new car discovered a great deal on a Ford Focus.  They contacted the owner by mobile phone and arranged to meet in Athy. The owner told them there was a lot of interest in the car, so the couple brought cash with them to buy the car.

They pulled into a car park in Athy to wait for the owner, a pregnant mother of three, to arrive. Instead two men armed with knives confronted them, forcing them to hand over the cash. The men then made their getaway along the canal towards Lennon’s


• Witnesses who may have seen the robbery take place at Upper William Street and who may have seen the couple in the Citreon C.S to come forward

• Any witnesses who may have seen the two suspects in the vicinitiy of Upper William Street and the carpark prior to the robbery taking place at 8.05pm

• Anyone walking along the canal bank between Upper William Street and Lennons Bridge who may have seen the men as they ran towards Lennons Bridge before
possiblygetting into a car which left the area shortly afterwards

• The owner or occupents of this car if they witnessed the two men making their escape to assit the investigation

Description of Raiders:

Raider 1: 5’8” to 6’ in height, early to mid 20’s, skinny, butchers knife – rusty, grey hoody over head, a red and white football scarf over face, pale skin

Raider 2: 5’ 9” to 6’ in height, knife, black hoody, black scarf covering face, pale skin

Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 059 8634210