Three men held after post office robbery

by Ian Begley

GARDAI in Clondalkin are continuing to investigate the post office robbery that occurred at the Mill Shopping Centre on April 1 at approximately 11am.
Two males, one believed to have a firearm and the other with a sledgehammer, entered the post office and threatened staff and demanded money. The raiders then left the scene in a waiting car.
A similar car was found abandoned on St Patrick’s Road and it is believed that the raiders got into different cars. Gardai later stopped a car and arrested two males, aged 27 and 37, and took them to Clondalkin Garda Station.
The men are being detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.
A third male (aged 25) was later arrested and is now being detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939, at Ballyfermot Garda Station.
There were no shots fired and no one injured during the robbery.
Speaking in response to the robbery, Cllr Eoin O Broin (SF) said: “This was very shocking news. My immediate thoughts are with the staff who were subjected to this ordeal.”
Gardai in Clondalkin are appealing for witnesses to the robbery, or anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around the vicinity of the post office prior to the robbery, or any suspicious activity in and around the St Patrick’s Road/Oakwood Grove, Clondalkin area.
They should contact them at 01 666 7600, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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