Sunday 17 December 2017

Two men expected to appear in court charged in connection with post office robbery

Leighlinbridge Post Office in Carlow. Photo: Google Maps
Leighlinbridge Post Office in Carlow. Photo: Google Maps
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Two men are expected to appear in court this afternoon charged in connection with a robbery at a post office in Carlow on Saturday.

The two men, who are both in their late 20s, are expected to appear before a sitting of Carlow District Court at 4pm.

They will be charged in connection with a robbery at a post office in Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.

At around 9.45am on Saturday, a man armed with a hammer entered the post office and threatened staff before leaving the scene with an amount of cash and a computer hard drive.

The staff member was not physically injured during the raid, a garda spokesperson said.

During follow up searches gardaí arrested two men at a wooded area near Leighlinbridge a number of hours later.

They were both detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carlow Garda Station as part of the investigation.

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