Appeal for information regarding robbery at Dundalk Stadium

Ami Connolly

Reporter:

Ami Connolly

Appeal for information regarding robbery at Dundalk Stadium
Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to the armed robbery of the bookmaker at Dundalk Stadium on the night of Friday, 28 October, 2011.

Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to the armed robbery of the bookmaker at Dundalk Stadium on the night of Friday, 28 October, 2011.

On Friday, 28 October, 2011 the injured party attended a race meeting that was taking place at Dundalk Stadium, Inner Relief Road, Dundalk, Co Louth.

There was a total of eight races, commencing at 6pm., with the last race going to post at 9.15pm.

After the 9.15p.m. race, the injured party left the stadium and went alone to the car park.

He was carrying a bookmaker’s leather holdall bag, which was described as new, in good condition and black in colour. This bag contained a substantial amount of cash.

Two men wearing balaclavas ordered the injured party to drop the bag, and he noticed that one was in possession of an two foot long iron bar, and the other had a double barrel sawn off shotgun.

The injured party was aware that two other men pushed him towards the armed suspects. He did not see these two men.

A man (early 60s) heard a commotion near by and went to assist the injured party and chased both males who got into what he describes as a dark coloured car. The vehicle then drove out of the car park, using the back exit, at speed.

Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

An appeal for information, in conjunction with Crimestoppers will take place this evening (Friday, November 15) at Dundalk Race Course during the race meeting scheduled to take place from 5p.m. to 10p.m. Uniform and Detective members will be present at the race course to give out leaflets and speak with any persons who may have information to pass onto An Garda Siochana.

Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous. Callers do not need to leave their name or address. You may receive a reward for information which significantly assists the investigation.