Latest: Gardaí appeal for information on armed robbery at Waterford post office

Update 4.45pm: Gardaí in Waterford investigating an armed robbery in a Waterford post office are appealing for information.

At approximately 11.10am today, three masked men entered the Post Office in Cleaboy and threatened staff and demanded money.

One of the males was armed with a sawn-off shot gun.

They left the scene with a sum of money and made their getaway in a car.

It is believed that the suspects left the scene in a red Renault Laguna in the direction of Old Kilmeaden Road.

A red Renault Laguna was found a short time later burnt out at Carriganore, Waterford.

    Gardaí are appealing to members of the public who may have witnessed the robbery or may have seen anything suspicious:

  • In the vicinity of the post office prior to the robbery;
  • After the robbery as they left the scene;
  • In the vicinity of the burnt out car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí in Waterford on 051 305300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

They are also appealing for anyone who may have been driving in the area with Dashcams during the relevant time or may have CCTV footage from commercial premises to also contact them.

Earlier: Five men arrested in connection with armed robbery at Waterford post office

Update 1.25pm: Five men have been arrested by gardaí investigating an armed robbery in Waterford.

The incident occurred at a Post Office in Cleaboy at approximately 11.10am this morning, when three masked men entered the premises and threatened staff and demanded money.

One of the men was armed with a sawn off shot gun. They left the scene with a sum of money and made their getaway in a car.

A car believed to have been used by the gang was found burnt out a short time later.

Five men are currently detained at Waterford garda station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939.

The scene is currently preserved and investigations are continuing.

- Digital Desk

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