Man assaulted during raid on pizza outlet

A man was treated in Naas Hospital hospital for injuries received while he was assaulted during an attempted raid on a pizza outlet in Sallins.

A man was treated in Naas Hospital hospital for injuries received while he was assaulted during an attempted raid on a pizza outlet in Sallins.

Gardai believe that the 35 year old, thought to be native of Lithuania, may have been attacked with a wheel brace.

His ordeal took place in the early hours of Thursday last (April 18) as he made a goods delivery to the Domino Pizzas store at The Waterways.

As he opened a door at the back of the premises the man was approached from behind by two men and told to get on to the ground.

They demanded that he hand over the keys to the store.

The pair forced their way into the building and tried, but failed, to break into an internal safe.

During the incident the man, who lives in Naas, was beaten about the head and legs and had his hands were bound with cable ties.

It is understood the men left the premises with some loose change and fled the scene.

It took some time for the man to be able to free himself to raise the alarm and gardai believe this may have taken up to an hour.

The culprit wore dark clothing and gardai at Naas (phone 884300) are interested in hearing from anybody who witnessed anything unusual in the The Waterways area between 3.45 and 5.10 on Thursday.