Staff In Midlands Shops Threatened During Robberies

A quantity of cigarettes and cash was taken.

Staff at two Midlands shops were threatened during robberies at the weekend. 

Gardaí are appealing for witness to both incidents. 
Three men entered a filling station in Irishtown, in Mullingar on Saturday evening at around 20 to 8, and threatened staff with weapons, including an apparent baseball bat. 

Less than 30 minutes later three men entered a shop in the Ballinea area of Mullingar, where staff were also threatened.

The men fled both scenes in a car with a quantity of cigarettes and cash.

Gardai believe a light purple coloured Toyota Vitz, which was taken from a housing estate in Mullingar on Saturday at 2.45am is connected to the robberies. 

The vehicle was found on fire in Barley Hill, Killbeggan at 8.45 that evening.

Gardaí in Mullingar are appealing for any witnesses to any of these incidents to come forward.

Gardaí are appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Abbeylands area of Mullingar in the early hours of Saturday, 22nd January, 2022, or in the Irishtown and Ballinea areas of Mullingar between 7pm and 8:30pm, to make this footage available to them.

They also want to hear from any road users who may have camera footage and were in the Barley Hill area of Kilbeggan between 8pm and 8:45pm on Sunday, 22nd January, 2022.

Gardaí are also seeking information from anyone who have seen a number of men in the Barley Hill area, walking, loitering at any location or involved in any activity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 938400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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