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Petrol station owner and wife attacked by men carrying batons

The owner and his wife were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

topaz Bradley's Service Station, Fahan Source: Google Maps

THE OWNER OF a rural petrol station and his wife have been hospitalised after being set upon by three would-be robbers carrying retractable batons.

The incident happened last night at about 9pm at Bradley’s Topaz filling station at Fahan, near Buncrana, Co Donegal.

Speaking to Highland Radio, Garda inspector David Murphy said that three young men in their late teens or early 20s – wearing scarves over their faces, blue disposable gloves  and hooded tops – got out of a car and caused damage to the station’s windows using the batons.

They entered the shop, which was about to close at the time, and went behind the counter searching for money. When none was forthcoming they took instead a small amount of property, before assaulting the proprietor and his wife as they exited the store.

Both the owner and his wife were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where they received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The thieves then exited the scene in the direction of Burnfoot on the R238 road.

Gardaí have asked for witnesses to come forward, and have requested information on a grey Nissan car which was seen in the area at the time.

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