Garda Search For Gang Following Armed Robbery Of Post Office

Gardaí are searching for a gang of men in connection with an armed robbery of a Post Office in Athboy, Co Meath.

It is understood that three or four men dressed in black, and one armed with an axe, entered the Post Office and threatened staff, demanding money. The gang fled the scene with a sum of cash.

According to reports a member of staff was injured during the incident and was treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

A car was found burnt out on the M3 a short time later, which garda believe was used in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact gardaí.


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