Robbers hijack car in Strabane before robbing Ballybofey business

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Gardai are investigating an armed robbery of a business premises in Ballybofey.
At around 6pm on Friday evening two masked men threatened a taxi driver with a suspected gun in the Glebe area of Strabane forcing him to drive to GardaOfficer_08022012Ballybofey.
The men told the driver to before entering the Betting Lounge.
Despite being threatened to stay in his vehicle, the taxi driver fled the scene to a nearby shop to raise the alarm.
It is understood the robbers, who took the car’s keys with them,  returned to the vehicle and made their getaway.
It is not yet clear if any money was taken in the raid and the search for those responsible continues.
The man whose car was commandeered is shaken by the incident but unharmed.


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