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Armed robbery at Ashbourne bookmakers

Ashbourne Gardai are investigating an armed robbery at a local bookmakers last night where staff were threatened with a firearm.

A lone raider entered Boylesports in Ashbourne at around 7.15pm, threatened staff with a firearm and demanded cash.

The male was wearing tracksuit bottoms, navy blue jacket and a silver motorcycle helmet when he entered the bookmakers. He left with a small amount of cash and got on a waiting motorcycle outside the premises driven by a second person.

The motorcycle was then driven back in the direction of the garda station.

Gardai are appealing to anybody in the Frederick St area last night between 6.30pm and 7.30pm who with has a dash cam or who saw the suspect motorcycle to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on (01) 801 0600.