Raiders target three local petrol stations in early morning robberies

Raiders target three local petrol stations in early morning robberies

Gardai are investigating robberies at three local petrol stations on Thursday morning, which occurred within a 40 minute period.

The first incident occurred at the Esso garage on St Peter’s Road in Greenhills at 6:40am.

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Two men entered the shop, armed with a crowbar, and demanded money from staff, however, they left emptyhanded.

At 7am two men entered the Maxol garage on the Greenhills Road, armed with a crowbar, and ordered staff to hand over cash.

This time they managed to get a small amount of money before fleeing the scene.

At 7:20am at the Topaz garage on the Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown, two men, armed with a crowbar and a screwdriver, entered the premises.

They demanded that staff hand over the contents of the cash register and they then fled the scene with a small amount of money.

Although Gardai could not confirm whether or not the robberies were linked, investigations are now underway involving Gardai from Crumlin and Ballyfermot Garda stations.

Anyone with information can contact Crumlin Garda station on 01-6666200, Ballyfermot Garda station on 01-6667200 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666111.