Two appear in court charged with attempted robbery of Dublin post office

Two men have appeared in court in Dublin charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a post office in Clonsilla.

They were arrested on the M6 in Co. Westmeath following a high-speed chase yesterday.

At around 10.20am yesterday morning, two men armed with a handgun and a hammer threatened workers at a post office in Clonsilla.

They demanded cash but left empty handed.

Investigating officers say they made their escape on a motorbike and a high-speed chase ensued.

The Garda helicopter was scrambled to assist the units dispatched to follow the suspected raiders.

The drama unfolded less than an hour later when the high-powered bike was intercepted over 80km away near Kilbeggan in Co. Westmeath.

Today, Sergeant Paul Tallon of Blanchardstown GS gave evidence of arresting Eugene Byrne of Lohunda Downs, Clonsilla and Ian Mansfield of Fortlawn Drive, Blanchardstown.

The two men, aged 23 and 20, appeared in custody wearing dark tracksuits before Blanchardstown District Court today.

They have been remanded in custody with consent to bail and are due to appear in court again on Jan 28 for the DPP's directions.


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