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Call for witnesses after roadside fruit seller was threatened with knife in Cork

Gardai in Cork is appealing for witnesses after a roadside fruit vendor was threatened with a knife by a man demanding cash yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred on the N20 at Quartertown Upper outside Mallow at 4:30 p.m. Gardai believes he could have been captured on a dash cam or seen by passing motorists.

A man approached a fruit vendor with a roadside stall. The man threatened a staff member with a knife and attempted to steal some money.

The alleged perpetrator fled in a gray / silver colored Ford Mondeo sedan towards the Annabella roundabout, Mallow.

The vehicle was then located in Buttevant and seized by Gardaí for a technical examination.

Gardaí calls on anyone who witnessed this incident on the N20 to come forward.

“Gardaí is particularly appealing to all road users who were traveling on the N20 (between Mallow and Cork City) between 4:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., and who may have camera images (including an on-board camera), to put them on. available to Gardaí, “said a spokesperson.

“Gardaí is also appealing to anyone who may have information about the gray / silver colored Ford Mondeo car that was picked up in Buttevant yesterday to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Mallow Garda station on 022 31450.


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Mildred Lasky

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