GRA calls for end to garda cuts as two more robberies take place in Donegal

Gardai are investigating two robberies at filling stations in Donegal at the weekend.

The first robbery took place on Friday night when three masked men, at least one of which was armed with a knife, targeted the 'Go' filling station in St Johnston at 10pm. They escaped with a sum of cash.

On Saturday, Donaghey's filling station near Muff was robbed shortly before 7pm. Four men were arrested a short time later when gardai, responding to the robbery call, came upon a crashed car.

The four men, thought to be from Derry, are due before Letterkenny District Court today.

The robbbery's come as Front-line Gardai are calling on the Justice Minister to reverse the decision to close stations around the country.

The Garda Representative Association - which is holding its annual conference this week - says the move is ill-thought out.

The GRA is warning that the closures will cause irreparable damage - through a reduction in the level of policing.

Donegal County Councillor Paul Canning says these types of robberies are becoming all to common:

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