Gun men burst into Ash­ford of­fices

De­cem­ber 1992

Bray People - - NEWS -

TWO armed and masked gun­men burst their way into the of­fice of an Ash­ford auc­tion­eer last Fri­day but got away with noth­ing apart from a hand­bag be­long­ing to the sec­re­tary.

The terrifying in­ci­dent hap­pened at Clarke Auc­tion­eers at around 5 p.m. in the evening when the men ran into the premises and de­manded money.

One of the men was bran­dish­ing a shot­gun and or­dered staff to lie on the floor. Frus­trated at the fact that there was no money on the premises, the raiders grabbed a hand­bag and made their get­away.

A third man was wait­ing in an English regis­tered VW Golf FTI which was stolen ear­lier in the day from Dun Laoghaire.

The men drove along the Round­wood road and then dou­bled back through Bal­ly­henry where they had a sec­ond ve­hi­cle wait­ing.

It is be­lieved that they then made off in the di­rec­tion of Dublin.

In another raid of the Ash­ford area dur­ing the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing, prop­erty val­ued at up to £10,000 was stolen from the lo­cal co-op.

The raiders drove through an en­trance a short dis­tance down the road from the build­ing and then dis­con­nected the alarm be­fore break­ing in by forc­ing a door at the rear.

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