Man robbed at knife point in Buncrana

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A man was robbed at knife point in Buncrana over the weekend, Gardai in Inishowen have confirmed.

Gardai in Buncrana are appealing for information following the incident, which occurred around 2am in the early hours of Sunday morning, February 22nd.

Superintendent Eugene McGovern told the ‘Journal’ that the man was waiting for a taxi at the West End of the town, near An Tuath Nua bar when he was approached by three males, who were coming from the direction of the Main Street.

One of the men threatened him with a knife, which had a white handle and was between four and five inches in length.

The man handed over some money. The men also took some alcohol from a satchel.

The trio then fled in the direction of Castle Avenue.

The male who threatened the man with a knife is described as being between 5ft 10’ and 5ft 11’ in height, of medium build and he was wearing a grey hoody and dark trousers. He appeared to be in his 30s.

The second male was around 5ft 5’, also wearing a grey hoody and was in his mid to late teens.

The third male was aged between 14-16 years of age and was around 5ft in height.

Superintendent McGovern appealed for anyone with information to contact Gardai in Buncrana.

He said the man held at knife point stood out in that he was carrying a guitar. Gardai are also keen to speak to the driver of a white minibus taxi, which had travelled from the direction of Clonmany into Buncrana, The driver had spoken to the injured party minutes before the incident took place, Gardai have asked for this person to contact them.

Buncrana Gardai can be contacted at 074 92 20002.