Knife thugs attack salesman on estate
A SALESMAN doing the rounds of Rathdrum homes during the week was set upon by two thugs and robbed at knifepoint.
The incident occurred at 10.40 a.m. on Friday morning at Hawthron Drive where a number of people are believed to have witnessed the attack which left the victim requiring medical attention in hospital.
The man who was robbed would be well known in the Rathdrum area and visits on an almost weekly basis.
He was talking to a potential customer outside her home just prior to the attack. He was making his way back to his parked vehicle when two male youths came up from behind him, with one bearing a knife and threatening the man with it.
He was beaten over the head and around the abdominal area, suffering abrasions to his face and neck, as well a some cracked ribs. The attack took place in front of a number of people.
Between ¤700 and ¤800 as stolen and a garda spokesperson said the victim was ‘very frightened’ at the ordeal.
Gardaí are continuing their investigation and anyone with any relevant information should contact the local Rathdrum garda station.
Gardai at the scene of the attack.