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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Four masked men in daylight robbery of rural post office leave with 'substantial amount of cash'

Published 20/04/2015 | 18:37

The Post Office on Main Street, Urlingford, Co Kilkenny
The Post Office on Main Street, Urlingford, Co Kilkenny

Four men have been arrested following the robbery of a rural post office in which a female worker was injured this afternoon.

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Gardai report a number of masked men to have entered the Main Street post office in Urlingford, Co Kilkenny shortly after midday.

The masked men threatened staff during the break-in and left a short time later with a substantial amount of cash. A female member of staff received minor injuries in the incident.

Gardai from Kilkenny and surrounding districts stopped a car travelling on the Urlingford to Freshford road soon after the incident. They arrested three men aged in their mid-twenties at the scene.

In a number of follow up searches today, a burnt-out car was discovered at Ardragh, Urlingford.

A fourth man, aged in his forties, was arrested in Kilkenny City at approximately 4pm this afternoon.

A substantial amount of cash was recovered during the arrests and subsequent searches.

The four men are currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Kilkenny, Thomastown and Carlow Garda stations.

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