On Tuesday 12 August a forecourt attendant at Texaco Service Station, Muff was robbed at knifepoint. The culprit made off with over £1000 in cash.

The attendant was badly shaken as the attacker chased him around the forecourt wielding a nine-inch knife in full view of at least six customers.

The robber had earlier robbed a premises in Quigley’ Point and Gardai were on their to that crime scene when the robber attacked the attendant in Texaco, Muff.

The robbery took place at 5.25pm on Tuesday and the thieves used a white transit van LHZ 1696. He is described as being 6 ft tall, wearing a high viz jacket, blue jeans under dark overalls or runners and had on white trainers with a blue mid stripe .

The van escaped in the direction of Muff village before going up the Rock bar then turning towards Shantallow before being abandoned in Carnhill.

The white van had a broken side window and Texaco Muff are offering a £1000 reward towards anyone providing information that leads to the attackers arrest

The Texaco Station owner, Colm McKenna congratulated the prompt response of the Gardai but believes that the Muff /Bridgend border area deserves improved Garda resources for the area including a permanent Armed Response Unit due to its close proximity to a city of 100,000 people and the problems that throws up for policing the border area

Clear CCTV of the robbery may assist the Garda and PSNI in their investigations.

See the gallery for more dramatic CCTV images.

Pick up next week’s Inish Times for an update on this story.

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