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Knifepoint robbery at Clarecastle pharmacy

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Staff at a Clarecastle pharmacy were robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday.

Garda officials have confirmed the incident took place shortly after 11am last week at Clarecastle Pharmacy on the village’s main road.

A lone male entered the premises of Clarecastle Pharmacy with a knife in his hand and demanded money from staff. Employees have been left shaken following the incident.

He left with a small amount of cash on foot in the direction of Clarecastle village.

Public information is being sought by Gardaí as part of their investigation. “We are asking anyone who may have seen this man around the village of Clarecastle or entering or leaving the Pharmacy or anyone who has dash cam footage to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 6848100,” crime prevention officer Tríona Brooks stated.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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