GARDAÍ in Castlebar are investigating a violent armed robbery in the town in which a substantial amount of money was stolen from a business. The owner was also injured during the raid.
The horrifying robbery, which involved a five-man gang, occurred at approximately 8.30pm on Thursday, September 20, in the busy Barcastle Industrial Estate in Castlebar. The male proprietor was working late when the gang entered his premises, located close to a busy nearby cinema and petrol station, with a firearm and demanded money from him.
A large amount of cash, which The Mayo News believes to have been a five-figure sum, was on the premises and taken in the raid. The owner, a foreign national, was assaulted in the attack during the robbery.
Anyone with any information on the attack is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 9022222.
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