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Man held after attempted post-office raid at Hollymount


Man held after attempted post-office raid

Ciara Galvin

A man is being detained at Claremorris Garda Station in connection with the attempted raid of a post office in Hollymount yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. He was arrested near Ballinrobe yesterday.
A masked man is reported to have entered the post office at around 2.30pm armed with a weapon. No money was taken.
A spokesperson at the Claremorris station said An Gardaí Síochána are looking into extending the period of the man’s detainment. Gardaí have said they have no lead in relation to another man who was involved in the raid.
A maroon car is reported to have been used in the raid, and the Gardaí are appealing for information. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station at 094 9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.