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Robbery from a Post Office, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan on the 7/9/15

The Gardaí at Ballyconnell Garda Station are investigating a robbery from a Post Office in the town on Monday 7th September 2015 at 9.20am

The Post Master opened for business at 9pm on that Monday morning and served a number of customers. Shortly after 9am, a silver Nissan Almera, registration number 02 D 7384 pulled up outside the post office. There were three men in the car. The car then travelled straight along the road and turned in the forecourt of the Petrol Station and drove back down along the road towards the Post Office.

The post master was alone in the post office and was out in the main public area. Two men got out of the car and barged in through the door. One of the men was armed with a gun and made his way behind the counter demanding money. The second raider was armed with a machete knife and threatened to harm the post master.

The raiders stole a sum of money and fled the scene in the Nissan Almera. A truck driver travelling on the road saw the raiders and attempted to block the car. The car made a u-turn and drove in the direction of Swanlinbar. The car was set on fire and later recovered on a country road at Killeshandra.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this robbery to come forward.

• The Nissan almera car was purchased in Chapilizod on the 27th August 2015. False registration details were supplied. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information about the whereabouts of this car between these dates to come forward. The car was missing a rear passenger hub cap.

Gardaí at Ballyconnell Garda Station are investigating              Telephone 0499525580