Gardaí investigating after armed robbery at Limerick City beauty salon

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GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses after a beauty salon on a busy Limerick City street was robbed at knifepoint.

Staff members working at a beauty salon were left shocked and frightened after an armed robber made threats and held them at knifepoint before making a swift escape.

According to a statement from An Garda Síochána, the beauty salon, located on Wickham Street in Limerick City, was robbed by a thief wielding a knife earlier this month on June 8.

Gardaí are investigating the terrifying incident, which occurred in broad daylight, and have issued a public appeal for information which may lead to an arrest.

“At approximately 10.55am on Saturday, 8th June 2024, a male armed with a knife entered the premises of a beauty parlor and made threats to members of staff,” the Garda statement read.

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“The suspect stole a number of items from the shop, before fleeing on foot in the direction of Thomas Street.”

In the wake of the armed robbery, investigating Gardaí are hoping to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the frightening incident, or who may have any information useful to the investigation.

“Gardaí from Roxboro Road Garda Station are looking to speak with members of the public, who they believe may have witnessed this incident,” a Garda spokesman said.

“Anyone who was in the Wickham Street or Thomas Street areas of Limerick between 10.00am and 11.15am (on June 8), and has any information, is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”