Man injured in armed service station raid in Waterford

Two men in their 20s are being questioned by gardaí following incident

Two men were arrested after they attempted to flee the scene on foot with a small amount of cash.

Two men were arrested after they attempted to flee the scene on foot with a small amount of cash.

Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 09:41

A customer at a Waterford service station was taken to hospital last night after being injured during a robbery by men armed with a knife.

Gardaí say the incident took place at 7.15pm when two men entered the garage on Park Road, believed to be a Maxol, and began threatening staff and customers.

One man was reported to be injured following the encounter although it was unclear last night what the nature of that injury was or how he came to be targeted. His condition was not thought to be life threatening, however and he was brought to Waterford Regional Hospital.

The two men then attempted to flee the scene on foot with a small amount of cash but were subsequently arrested by gardaí during a follow up search of an apartment in Waterford city.

Both men were aged in their 20s and were being questioned at Tramore garda station last night under Section four of the Criminal Justice Act. A sum of money was also recovered at the address.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the robbery or anyone who may have seen unusual or suspicious activity around the garage to contact Waterford garda station on (051) 305300, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any other station.

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