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Robbery of shop in Athboy, Meath on the 22/8/19

Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating a robbery of a shop that took place at Athboy on the 22 August 2019.

On the date in question a Toyota Hilux (reg: 03-MO-2388) was seen pulling up in front of the shop with a long pole sticking out of its flat bed. The Toyota then reversed into the side door of the shop using the pole as a battering ram.

Three male suspects got out of the car, two of them entered the shop while the third stayed outside armed with what appeared to be a rifle.

Another suspect involved in the robbery who was in a grey Mazda hatchback that was parked across the street got out of his car and also entered the premises.

While inside the suspects entered the office where a member of staff was finishing up for the day. The staff member was then threatened with weapons and a large sum of cash was taken. After this the suspects left the shop and made their getaway. 


  • Were you in the area at the time? Did you see either of the vehicles prior to or during the incident?
  • Did anyone see a Toyota like the one used in the robbery in the area between 19/08 and 22/08 2019?
  • Did anyone see four males in the Hill of Ward at 9.30pm on 22/08/19?
  • Did anyone see the suspect who was driving the Mazda in the earlier part of the day from 2.20pm on?
  • Anyone with dashcam or go pro footage from the area during the time of the robbery.
  • Information regarding the identities of the suspects involved.

                     Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating tel: (046) 928 0820