January 18, 2021

Knife-wielding thief holds up well-known garage in Waterford city

A knife-wielding robber held up staff at a well-known garage in Waterford city and ordered them to empty the contents of the till before fleeing on foot.

The robbery took place at Walshe’s Garage on the Cork Road at around 5.10pm yesterday evening.

A local Garda spokesperson confirmed the culprit took the cash before fleeing the scene in the direction of Ballybeg Drive.

Noone was injured in the incident.

Waterford gardai are investigating the robbery. They have urged eyewitnesses or anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area at the time, particularly passing motorists with dashcam footage, to contact Waterford Garda Station on 051 305 300.


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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