Gardai have issued an appeal for information after a man in his 20s was allegedly abducted at the weekend in Kildare.
The Journal report that the 22-year-old man was working at a garage in the area f Athy on Friday night, when three men entered the shop around 9pm.
All three were wearing navy ski masks, and as the man and one other staff member were in the process of closing the shop, there were no customers in the store.
The men demanded the money from the safe but upon realising it was on a time lock abducted the young staff member.
The other worker, who was made to lie down on the floor, said:
They took him, I remained on my own. They’d taken my phone. A phone call came through, they told me to wait until the safe was open and put cash into a bag.
The staff member says he was told his colleagues life was in his hand and he was directly ordered not to contact the gardaí.
The staff member was then told to meet the kidnappers on the Ballylinan Road, where he handed over a bag of cash.
A bread-knife was held against his colleague's throat before he was released.
The victim is shaken but otherwise unharmed.
The alleged kidnappers are believed to be around 5”10 and have Dublin accents.
Gardaí in Athy are asking for anyone with information on a Mazda 323 saloon car, believed to be an older model to contact Athy Garda Station on 059 863 1669, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.