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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Raiders armed with gun, sledge hammer and metal bar leave post office staff terrified

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Staff at a local convenience shop and post office were left terrified after three armed men barged into the premises, branding a firearm, a sledge hammer and a metal bar.

Gardai are now investigating the robbery which occurred at the shop and post office in Clogherhead, County Louth on Tuesday, May 3. 

The armed men ran into the shop at approximately 3.40pm, all three of them wearing high visibility jackets.

They threatened staff and left the scene with a large amount of cash in a blue coloured Audi A3 car, partial registration number 00RN. 

Local Gardaí immediately responded to this incident and were on the scene within minutes.

They carried out a search of the area with the assistance of other Garda Units in Louth.

They discovered the blue Audi in flames in a field at Coast Road, Callystown, Clogherhead a short time later.

It is believed that the culprits then left this area in a silver coloured Skoda, that was parked at the entrance to this field.

There is no better description of the car available, but it is understood the car was being driven by a female with red hair.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to get in contact with them.

They are looking in particular at people who were in Clogherhead Village on Tuesday, May 3 at approximately 3.30 to 3.45pm or who may have observed the blue Audi A3 prior to its arrival at Clogherhead Village or subsequently at Coast Road, Callystow.

Gardai are also looking to speak to anyone who may have observed the silver Skoda in the Clogherhead area around the time of the robbery, to contact them at Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.  

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