Gardaí appeal for information following armed robbery at supermarket in Co Meath

One member of staff is said to have suffered minor injuries during an altercation with the raider

Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery at a supermarket in County Meath yesterday evening.

A masked man in his late 20s or early 30s carrying a firearm entered the shop on Fairyhouse Road in Ratoath at around 7.20pm.

He threatened and assaulted staff before leaving with an amount of cash. He is said to have fled in the direction of Riverwalk, a pedestrian area opposite the shop.One male staff member suffered minor injuries during the incident.

One male staff member suffered minor injuries during the incident.

The man is described as 5'11" in height and of strong build. 

He was wearing a beetroot-coloured hoodie, blue jeans, white socks and white runners and was carrying a green plastic bag. He had a black mask covering his face during the incident.

Gardaí are appealling for witnesses to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-801-0600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.