Gardaí question five over supermarket raid

Gardaí investigating a supermarket robbery have arrested five people and seized guns.

Gardaí investigating a supermarket robbery have arrested five people and seized guns.

Staff at a Londis outlet at Ferndale in Wexford town were confronted by two armed men shortly after 8am.

They threatened staff with handguns and stole a quantity of cash.

In a follow up operation, gardai arrested four men – two in their 20s and two in their 40s – and a woman believed to be in her 40s.

They also seized a shotgun and two handguns.

“The five are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and may be detained for up to 72 hours,” said a Garda spokesman.

Meanwhile, gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a post office robbery at Donnybrook in Dublin earlier today.

Two men entered the premises via a rear door and lay in wait until two staff members arrived shortly after 9am.

One raider threatened staff with a knife and stole a quantity of cash.

Nobody was injured during the raid.

One raider is described as 5ft 10in and of heavy build. The other was 5ft 7in with a light build. Both covered their faces with scarves.

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