Sunday 4 December 2016

Armed robbers pocket €10,000 from EU Parliament post office raid

Sarah Collins

Published 05/02/2011 | 05:00

Armed robbers struck in the European Parliament yesterday afternoon, pocketing less than €10,000 in the raid.

  • Go To

It happened as EU leaders, including Taoiseach Brian Cowen, were meeting under heavy security in the council building just 10 minutes down the road. The raid took place at around 2.15pm , at a branch of the Belgian post office located on the ground floor of the imposing Altiero Spinelli wing, where most MEPs' offices are located. According to a spokesman for the parliament, two men -- one armed -- forced two female staff to place "a small amount of money" in a bag.

It is the third time in two years the building has been hit.

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News