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Gardaí issue renewed appeal after attack at knifepoint against two people in Portlaoise

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Gardai in Portlaoise have renewed their appeal for information after two people were robbed during an attack where a knife was produced last Saturday evening.

Gardaí are now renewing their appeal with a particular focus on the Tower Hill/Church Avenue area of Portlaoise.

They are also appealing for dash cam footage from the area.

During the incident a mobile phone and cash were stolen. The victims – one male and one female – are aged 17.

The culprits are described as being aged in their 50s and 20s. The incident happened at approx 6.30pm at Millbrook, Portlaoise, which is close to the town’s Main Street.

The mother of the girl attacked shared a post on Facebook describing the incident, saying it was dark at the time and that they shone a light into their face, threatening them with the knife if they didn’t give over their phones and money.

She claimed the culprits weren’t interested in an iPhone and then fled the scene.

The victims then alerted the Gardai.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8672100.

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