GARDAI are investigating an armed robbery at a Limerick off licence where a shot was fired over the head of a staff member within the store.
The armed robbery under investigation was at Fine Wines, High Road, Thomondgate last Sunday night after 9pm.
During the course of a robbery, a firearm was discharged by the culprit over the head of a 20-year-old man working in the shop at the time.
The culprit entered the shop armed with a handgun and proceeded to rob a sum of cash from the premises. He is described as late 20s early 30s, 5’5” in height, wearing a grey hoodie and navy tracksuit bottoms. Gardai say that his face was covered.
The same premises was also robbed at 7pm on the previous Thursday, when a suspect entered the shop armed with a knife.
Staff were also threatened during this robbery and the culprit escaped with a sum of cash.
In this incident, the culprit was described as small in stature, of slim build, aged in his 20s wearing a grey hoodie and blue tracksuit pants.
Gardai say that the culprit was also wearing a balaclava.