Friday 15 December 2017

Armed raid at North Wexford post office

By Fintan Lambe

Post office raid at, Murphy's Gala store. Kilanerin.
Post office raid at, Murphy's Gala store. Kilanerin.

GOREY gardaí are seeking information on a grey Landrover Sport which was used in an armed hold up at Kilanerin Post Office this afternoon, Friday.

Three masked men entered Murphy's shop at midday and approached the post office counter and demanded entry. They were carrying a hand gun, a sledge hammer, and a pick axe. Their faces and heads were covered with balaclavas and scarves.

They threatened the three staff and several terrified customers who were on the premises at the time, and tried to smash the security glass at the counter.

A spokesperson for Gorey gardaí said that entry was gained behind the counter, but they only got a small amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

They drove off in the direction from which they came, towards Annagh and Tinahely.

Gardaí were quickly on the scene, and began a search of the area, but the Landrover, which had a 151 Dublin registration, wasn't found.

A full investigation has begun, and on scene witnesses were interviewed in the hours after the raid.

A case conference was held at Gorey Garda Station at 4 p.m. on Friday, attended by Superintendent John Gordon. They are anxious to hear from anyone in the North Wexford or South Wicklow area who may have information on the movements of the Landrover. Gorey Garda Station can be contacted at 053 9430690.

Wexford People

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