The owners of a filling station in Inishowen were taken to hospital after three men carrying retractable batons entered their premises, attacked them and stole a small amount of property at around 9pm last night.
Inspector David Murphy said that a report of the robbery was received by Buncrana gardaí shortly after 9pm.
The business premises was closing at that time.
“They were all wearing hooded tops with the hoods up, blue disposable gloves and wearing scarves over their faces. We believe they were also carrying retractable batons,” the inspector said.
The proprietor of the premises and his wife were attacked as they were closing down for the night.
“The perpetrators went behind the counter in search of money and a small amount of property was taken. When leaving they assaulted the proprietor again,” Inspector Murphy said.
An ambulance was called and the proprietor and his wife were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.
Gardaí believe the car driven by the occupants was a grey Nissan which may have been in the area before the incident. The car traveled in the direction of Burnfoot following the incident.
Inspector Murphy said that due to the clothing worn by the three perpetrators description information on them is limited. It is understood that the three men were in their late teens to early twenties.