Fahan, Donegal: Shop owner 'hit over head' in robbery

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A shop owner has been injured after three men armed with batons robbed his filling station in the Republic of Ireland, Irish police (GardaĆ­) have said.

It happened in Fahan, County Donegal, at around 21:00 local time on Sunday.

The men, whose faces were covered with scarves, struck the man on the head before escaping with a quantity of cigarettes.

The victim was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Fine Gael councillor John Ryan said the local community was in shock.

"He (the victim) was closing up last night and I believe these guys arrived on the scene and attacked him," he said.

"At the end of the day, they got away with a small amount of cigarettes but people suffer after these types of incidents and it's just not acceptable," he added.

GardaĆ­ have appealed for information.

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