Filling station robbery in City

30th May 2014
By David O’Sullivan


Three people are in custody following a robbery at a filling station in Cork City last night at 8.20pm.

Two masked men armed with knives held up staff at a service station on Leitrim Street and stole a quantity of cash. The men left the scene in a car. It was driven by another man and had a female passenger.

A Garda car patrolling in the area (possibly an unmarked Silver Hyundai Estate -Editor) stopped the car and arrested three occupants a woman and two men ranging in ages from late 20s to mid 40s. A forth person, a man, escaped on foot. Gardaí recovered knives, balaclavas and cash in the car.

The three people arrested are currently detained at Mayfield and Gurranabraher Garda Station, under section 4 of the criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The scene at the filling station was preserved for technical examination as of last night and the getaway car has been seized for examination.

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