Gang targets ATM in Newtown

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GARDAI are investigating a robbery at a service station in Newtowncunningham.

It was one of two robberies at service stations in Donegal in the early hours of Saturday morning following an incident in Ramelton.

At around 12.20am a number of men entered a service station in Ramelton (Moorefield Service Station) and took money from an ATM on the premises.

A short time later a number of men entered a service station (Kernan’s Spar) in Newtowncunningham and again took money from the ATM there.

In both instances the stations were closed for business and the culprits got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A spokseman for the Gardai said: “The incident at Ramelton occurred at approximately 12.20am and Newtowncunningham occurred at approximately 1am.

Same gang

“It is believed the same gang were involved and comprised of three men wearing balaclavas entering each premises and a man waiting in a silver coloured Audi type car outside.

“No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

“Anyone who may have witnessed these burglaries or who may have seen any suspicious activity at either location in the days preceding them are asked to contact the gardaí at Milford on (074) 9153060.

“They can also call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”