Update – Hijacked taxi used in Ballybofey robbery found near Castlederg

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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 Ballybofey.
The men told the driver to before entering the Betting Lounge.
Despite being threatened, and ordered 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.
It’s believed the men fled back across the border, and we understand the taxi has been recovered this morning by the PSNI in the vicinity of Castlederg.
The taxi driver is said to be shaken but unharmed.
Strabane Councillor Patsy Kelly has condemned the incident, saying the man was subjected to a terrifying ordeal………….

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