Gardai in Donegal are conducting door-to-door enquiries following a vicious armed robbery at the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food outlet in Bundoran last Monday night after a very busy Bank Holiday weekend.
Staff were threatened with a large knife and a claw hammer after two men entered the premises at Single Street on the outskirts of the town just before 11pm.
It has since emerged that the three staff members - one female and two males - were tied up during the ordeal and were unable to raise the alarm for more than an hour.
It is also understood that one male received head injuries. However, his condition is not yet known but staff have been described as “shocked and distressed following the incident.”
The gang took a substantial amount of money from the premises and escaped in a staff member’s car which was
a silver Vauxhall Astra car with the registration number WNO4BXY, which has yet to be located.
Inspector Denis Joyce of the Garda District Headquarters in Ballyshannon described the raid as a very serious crime which left staff members of KFC very traumatised.
He said, “This was a very serious crime and we would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anybody in and around the KFC premises at this time.
“We still do not know if these people arrived on foot or if they were dropped off.
“The staff were left very traumatised after being locked in a room for more than an hour. A knife and a hammer were also used and that is a very serious matter.
“An incident room has now being set up and Gardai are also examining CCTV footage.
“We would appeal to anybody who may have seen anything including the whereabouts of the silver Vauxhall car to contact us at Ballyshannon on 071-9858530 or any Garda Station,
“All information will be treated in strict confidence,” he said.