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Armed robbery at a Post Office, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Blue Renault Van

Gardaí at Arklow are investigating a robbery at a Post Office, which occurred on the morning of Thursday 20th November 2008.


Three males dressed in white forensic suits with the hoods and wearing black balaclavas entered the Post Office. The men were armed with a handgun and a sledgehammer. One suspect remained at the door, while another smashed a security screen with the sledgehammer.


Staff were threatened and the suspects made good their escape with a large amount of cash.


The men arrived at the scene in a stolen blue Renault van bearing the false registration number 05 LS 1606.  The van was stolen on the 09/11/2008 during a burglary near Newcastle, Co Dublin. The driver who remained in the vehicle during the robbery is described as a “fat heavy man”.


Gardaí believe that some of the men got into a large white van. This van drove in the direction of Gorey. Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen these men transferring to the white van.


Investigating Gardaí: Bray Telephone 01 666 5300