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Staff threatened and cash stolen during armed robbery in Meath shop

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Gardai in Meath have launched an investigation following an armed robbery in a Meath shop.

The robbery took place in a shop in the Stamullen area at approximately 9.50pm last night.

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Officers have said that two men entered the premises and one was armed with a knife while the other had a iron bar.

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The men “threatened staff and then “left the scene with a small quantity of cash”.

A garda spokesperson said on the Meath Crime Prevention Facebook page: “They got into a car which was parked nearby and left in the direction of Gormanston. Eyewitnesses describe this car as looking like a Nissan Almera.”

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Gardai said the men are believed to be aged in their 20s.

“The first is described as being 5’ 4’’ in height, of stocky build, wearing a grey hoodie, a blue face mask and grey tracksuit bottoms,” the spokesperson said.

“The second is described as being 5’ 6’’ in height, of skinny build and wearing a grey zipped hoddie which was zipped up to his nose.”

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Officers have appealed to anyone with information to come forward.

“Anybody with information that could assist this investigation is asked to contact Laytown Garda Station on 041-9813320 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111.”

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