Wednesday 26 October 2016

Armed raider escapes with cash from post office in Cork

Published 09/05/2016 | 12:15

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AN ARMED raider escaped with a small quantity of cash from a Cork post office.

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Gardai are hunting for the lone raider who robbed Little Island post office in Cork shortly after 10.30am today.

The raider ran into the outlet wearing a balaclava and demanded cash from shocked staff.

He was armed with a sawn-off shotgun though it is unclear whether it was a real or fake firearm.

The man grabbed a quantity of cash before fleeing the outlet.

No shots were discharged during the raid and it is understood no staff members were injured.

However, staff were left deeply traumatised by the incident.

Cork and Midleton Gardai raced to the scene and began a man hunt in the area.

It is unclear whether the raider was operating alone or if he had an accomplice waiting in a vehicle parked nearby.

Gardai mounted check-points in the area as part of their investigation.

Anyone who spotted suspicious activity in the Little Island area between 9am and 11am is asked to contact gardai.

Gardai also began a painstaking examination of CCTV security camera footage from the Little Isalnd area in a bid to identify the getaway vehicle of the raider.

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