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Monday 18 December 2017

Local involvment in Oulart Post Office robbery not yet ruled out

GARDAÍ have not ruled out a local involvement in last week's robbery of the post office in Oulart. Post mistress Chris Dempsey and her son John were hit by shotgun pellets on Tuesday morning after three men with faces hidden entered the shop demanding money.

Gardaí have been examining CCTV footage as they attempt to re-trace the movements of those responsible for stealing a grey Nissan Sunny in Enniscorthy the night before. The 92 WX vehicle used in the robbery went missing some time the previous evening from where it was parked at St. Moling's Terrace near the top of the Shannon Hill on the evening of Monday, June 6.

Gardaí would like to hear from anyone who noticed the car either that night or on the road between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

An incident room set up at the barracks in Enniscorthy last week continues to be the base for investigations into the three crimes that rocked County Wexford last week. Earlier on Tuesday, the night porter at Seán Óg's in Kilmuckridge was tied up by intruders who attempted to make off from the safe from the premises. A raid on Kilmuckridge Centra and Post Office resulted in two men appearing before the District Court on Monday.

Two men in their twenties were arrested last Tuesday evening at a caravan park in Courtown on suspicion of false imprisonment and attempted robbery at Sean Óg's. The pair were taken to the Garda station in Enniscorthy where they were detained for questioning.

The men were then released without charge on Thursday pending further enquiries.

Meanwhile, brave Oulart postmistress Chris Dempsey was back behind her counter as usual last Wednesday, just a day after the terrifying armed robbery.

Her son John was discharged from Wexford General at the weekend after surgery on his injured leg.

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