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Four arrested after shot fired during filling station raid

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Four arrests have been made by Gardaí investigating an armed robbery during which a shot was fired in a filling station on the M9 in Co. Carlow.

Shortly after 2.30am two males, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, entered a filling station at Tinryland (on the M9 at Junction 5) and threatened staff.

One shot was fired during the course of the raid.

They made off in a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf with a small sum of cash. No one was injured during the incident.

During a follow up operation shortly after 9am investigating Gardaí from Carlow Garda Station assisted by the Armed Support Unit carried out a search at a house in Carlow town.

Three men and one woman -all understood to be in their 20s – were arrested.

They are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Carlow Station.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the filling station or the surrounding area between 2:00am – 2:30am to come forward with information by contacting Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 66220 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Gardaí confirmed that investigations are ongoing and updates will follow.

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