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Burglary at a Post Office in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on the 5/10/11

The Gardaí at Castlecomer Garda Station are investigating a burglary at a post office in the town just after 5.15am on Wednesday, the 5th October 2011.

The gang involved in the burglary had already stolen a Hyundai 360 Excavator reg. number 07 CE 2206 from Carlow hours earlier.  The excavator was on the side of the road and had been parked up for the night.  A silver Toyota Landcruiser reg. number 03 LS 312 was also at the scene, this vehicle had been stolen from Kilkenny on the 17th August 2011.

At approximately 3am a third car was observed on CCTV at a service station in Carlow.  It was travelling in front of the landcruiser and the excavator.  The car was believed to be a black Volkswagen Golf with large alloy wheels.

At 5.08am the convoy was spotted on the Castlecomer to Athy Road by a witness on their way to work.  A short time later in Coolbawn, just outside Castlecomer two more witnesses spotted the convoy.

CCTV at the post office captured the excavator and the jeep travelling along the main street in the direction of the Post Office, the jeep was now towing a trailer.

The raiders then used the excavator to pull down the front of the post office causing extensive damage.  The raiders got into the building and removed the safe.  They left he excavator at the scene and made their getaway in the Landcruiser in the direction of Clogh, Co. Kilkenny.


• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has not yet come forward with information

• Anyone who may have witnessed the convoy en-route to the post office and may have information to contact the Gardaí

• Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the trailer and the safe to come forward and contact the Gardaí

Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating                    Telephone 0567775000