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Armed Robbery at a Service Station in Mornington, Co. Meath on the 7/12/15

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Gardaí at Laytown Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Centra Shop and Service Station on Monday 7th December 2015 in Mornington, Co. Meath.

At approximately 9.30pm the shop was closed, two members of staff turned off the petrol pumps and set the alarm and secured the building. As they were leaving through the back door, they were confronted by two men. One of the men was armed with a gun, they were both dressed in dark clothing with their faces partially covered. The men forced the two employees back into the corridor of the shop and brought them to an office where they sat them on chairs and tied their hands to the armrests using clear colored cable ties. The raiders demanded money and the key to the safe. They searched the premises and found a set of keys. They stole a quantity of money and placed it in a bag one of the raiders had on his back. They left the premises via the back door and yard.

The raiders ran through waste ground at the rear of the yard and over a fence into a housing estate known as Seaview.


• The raiders spoke to each other in a foreign language and spoke broken English to staff. They gained entry through the back yard of the premises, did you see any suspicious activity on this Monday night or the days prior to this Robbery.

• Did you notice any suspicious activity or vehicles in the Seaview area of Mornington on Monday 7th December 2015.

• A similar robbery occurred at a service station and shop in Bellurgan, Dundalk on Thursday 17th December, both raiders were dressed very similar to the raiders in Mornington and Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Gardaí at Laytown Garda Station are investigating telephone 0419813320