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Rifle-wielding thieves make off with cash after robbery at Portlaoise premises


Gardai are appealing for information following a robbery at a Portlaoise oil depot on Friday evening.

According to Gardai, a man, who was completely covered up entered the Jones Oil station on Tea Lane in Portlaoise, just off the Mountrath Road, with what appeared to be a rifle with a surpressor. He placed the rifle in the hatch window towards the cashier and demanded they open the door letting another man into the cash room.

He then took a sum of cash from the till in a security bag and left towards Grattan Street.

Gardai are asking anyone with information to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. You can also laoisoffaly.crimeprevention@garda.ie.

Gardai are also appealing for information after an in-foal thoroughbred mare was stolen from a field outside Portlaoise.

The horse was stolen from Clonkeen on the Mountrath Road outside Portlaoise between last night (Thursday, August 10) and this morning (Friday, August 11).

The horse is a 10-year-old mare and is three to four months in foal. Described as 16’2 Hands, a bay mare, dark brown in colour with specks of white on the nose and white socks.

The horse is described as being well groomed and in top condition.


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