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Man with gun steals cash from service station in Cork

He fled the scene in a wine-coloured Fiat Punto, which had a partial registration of 98-D.

Image: Garda Press Office

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a robbery that occurred at a service station in Brooklodge, Glanmire, county Cork yesterday evening.

A man arrived at the scene driving a wine-coloured Fiat Punto, which had a partial registration of 98-D. He entered the premises with a firearm at about 7.15pm.

He gained access behind the shop counter and demanded a staff member put money from the cash register into his bag.

The man exited the shop and fled the scene in the same car in the direction of Knockraha. This car was found abandoned at Templenacarriga, Midleton last night and has been seized for technical examination.

The culprit is described as being approximately 6′ in height and of athletic build. He was wearing a hooded top that is light grey on the top and black on the bottom, black tracksuit bottoms and dark-coloured footwear.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who may have observed the wine-coloured Fiat Punto prior to its arrival at Brooklodge or subsequent discovery at Templenacarriga, to contact them at Mayfield garda station on 021 4558510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.

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