Male raider punched and threatened to stab Kildare shop staff member

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Male raider punched and threatened to stab staff member of Kildare shop

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Gardaí in Celbridge are investigating a raid where a staff member was assaulted at Spar on the Clane Road, on Tuesday April 16.

A lone male entered the shop, which is under construction, at 12:30am. He gained entry through an opening in the wall.

A staff member had returned to the shop to retrieve a personal belonging when he encountered the male.

The male demanded the tills to be opened, and when the worker refused, the male was punched him in the face and threatened to stab him.

The worker ran from the scene, and the male stole a quantity of cigarettes and a charity box.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Celbridge gardaí on 01 628 8222.

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