Armed Men Arrested Over Two Post Office Robberies

Gardaí in Co Kilkenny are appealing for information on two separate armed robberies of post offices on Monday.

In the first incident three men, one armed with a sawn-off shotgun, entered a post office in Clogherhead at about 11:45.

Garda said officers responded quickly and intercepted the men as they tried to flee the scene, arresting a 25-year-old man and recovering a firearm and quantity of cash.

Two other men, aged 24 and 36, where arrested in a follow up operation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Drogheda Garda Station on 041-987-4200.

In another incident four masked men robbed a post office in Urlingford.

The men were arrested at a garda roadblock a short time later in Freshford.

It is understood that €16,000 was recovered from the car used by the men.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kilkenny City garda.


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