Friday 24 November 2017

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

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

Denise Calnan

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

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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