Appeal for witnesses

An armed robbery took place at a fuel depot owned by Morgan Fuels at Carrickarnon last Monday, November 5 at 10.40pm.

An armed robbery took place at a fuel depot owned by Morgan Fuels at Carrickarnon last Monday, November 5 at 10.40pm.

Three masked men, one armed with a firearm entered the building and stole an amount of cash.

During the course of the robbery one of the men shot a 40 year old employee in the knee before they made off in an employee’s car. The vehicle was later found abandoned on the M1, The employee who was shot was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda to be treated for his injuries which are not life-threatening.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses who were travelling on the M1 around Junction 20 (Jonesborough/Carrickdale) between 10pm - 11.30pm to contact Dundalk Garda station on 042 9335577 or the confidential line on 1800 666 111.