Latest: Two men arrested in connection with Co. Cork post office robbery

Little Island Post Office, with a sign on the door stating it will reopen at 2pm today. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Update: Gardaí arrested two men in their 30s in relation to a robbery at a post office in Little Island, Co Cork this morning.

Officers searching for two armed raiders who had allegedly threatened staff before escaping with some cash made arrests a number of hours later.

The men had entered the small post office at Trafford Park, Little Island at around 9.30am.

Gardaí said one of the men brandished what appeared to be a handgun and his accomplice was armed with an iron bar.

"They threatened staff and left the scene with a small sum of cash. No staff member was injured during the incident," gardaí confirmed.

They left the scene in a black 05 C-registered car, possibly a Ford Mondeo which reportedly had damage on either side of it.

The two suspects were arrested in the Glanmire area at approximately 2.30pm.

They were detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 and were being held in Mayfield and Gurranabraher Garda Stations.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Little Island Business Association (LIBA) chief executive Michael Mulcahy said there were a lot of CCTV systems operating in the area which gardaí were able to access.

"It is quite rare that we have any serious incidents in Little Island because of the traffic situation and the numerous CCTV systems in operation," he said.

A number of companies and businesses, he said, also had security staff employed.

Earlier: Two men armed with gun and iron bar rob Co. Cork post office

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Update 3.14pm: Gardaí are searching for two armed raiders who threatened staff at a post office in County Cork before escaping with a small amount of cash.

The men entered the small post office at Trafford Park, Little Island, at around 9.30am today.

Gardaí said one of the men brandished what appeared to be a handgun and his accomplice was armed with an iron bar:

"They threatened staff and left the scene with a small sum of cash. No staff member was injured during the incident."

They left the scene in a black 05C-registered car, possibly a Ford Mondeo, which has damage on either side of it.

The garda spokesman added that no arrests have been made and that their investigation is ongoing.

Witnesses are asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Little Island Business Association (LIBA) chief executive, Michael Mulcahy, said he is confident that the men will be tracked down fairly quickly as there are a lot of CCTV systems operating in the area, which gardaí are able to access.

He said: "It is quite rare that we have any serious incidents in Little Island because of the traffic situation and the numerous CCTV systems which are in operation.

"A lot of the business parks have their own CCTV and employ 24-hour security. We've had some minor stuff like thefts of tools from vans, but fortunately that's been about it," he added.

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