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Raid terror for teen girls at Maxol Filling Station in Ahoghill

By Chris Kilpatrick

Two teenage girls were threatened with a suspected gun and had a machete waved in their faces during a terrifying robbery.

One of the victims, said to be aged 19, was pushed over a freezer and dragged through the filling station where she works by one of the attackers.

She and a young colleague were forced to empty the contents of tills - believed to be thousands of pounds - into a holdall while one of the robbers pointed the large blade at them.

The robbery happened at the Maxol Filling Station on the Largy Road in Ahoghill at around 9.40pm on Wednesday night. Two men wearing white disposable overalls were captured on CCTV carrying out the raid.

One of the women sustained a small cut to her hand. Both victims were left badly shaken by their ordeal.

"Two guys came into the shop with boiler suits and masks," a source told this newspaper. "One grabbed one of the young girls and threatened her with a thing like a sword.

"His accomplice was armed with what looked like a pistol."

Staff and management at the filling station declined to comment yesterday. Police have appealed for information.

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