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Gardaí ask for public's help in armed robbery investigation

The robbery took place at a petrol station in Cork on Wednesday afternoon.

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GARDAÍ IN TOGHER have appealed to the public for information about a vehicle used in an armed robbery on Wednesday afternoon.

A black Saab that was involved in the robbery at a petrol station in Carr’s Hill, Carrigaline had been stolen on 3 November 2011 in the Douglas area of Cork. It had a 05-C registration number.

During the robbery, its registration plate had been changed to display a 04-C number.

The car was later found burnt out at the back of the GAA pitch at Ballinora in Ballincollig. The number on the stolen car was a registration number that was already registered to another black Saab.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this car or who may have information to contact the Gardaí in Togher on on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

The robbery took place at about 4.30pm on 11 January while two cash-in-transit employees were in the station with a sum of money for the ATM.

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Two men wearing balaclavas and armed with sawn-off shotguns entered the store shortly after the workers. Gardaí said the culprits threatened the CIT employees and took the cash. They fled in the black Saab.

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