Fuel depot raided by armed gang

A female employee at a fuel depot endured a terrifying raid on Friday evening when three men armed with a shot gun, an axe and a knife broke in to Unecol in Callan.

A female employee at a fuel depot endured a terrifying raid on Friday evening when three men armed with a shot gun, an axe and a knife broke in to Unecol in Callan.

The gang entered premises off the main road in Callan, in Westcourt industrial eastate shortly before 6pm and demanded cash from the employee who was working in the depot.

The raiders got away with a sum of cash and cheques, stealing a car belonging to one of the workers at the fuel depot.

The raiders made their get away in a navy Nissan Almera, that was later recovered, burnt out between Callan and Mullinahone.

Gardai are appealing for information - contact them on 056-7775000