So this is where we’ve got to in the Drogheda and Ireland of today, an armed robbery on a service station is so commonplace that it merits just four sentences from the Garda Press Office:
Gardaí are investigating a robbery at a service station on the Ballymakenny Rd, Drogheda Co Louth.
The robbery occurred on the 17th April 2019 at approximately 10.30pm.
Two men entered the premises armed with what were believed to be a hammer and a gun.
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They fled with a sum of cash. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.