Gardaí question three men after Co Meath armed robbery

Staff at Athboy Post Office were threatened with a sawn off shotgun

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Gardai are questioning three men who were arrested during a Garda manhunt, following today's armed robbery at a Post Office in Co Meath.

Two armed men threatened a lone female staff member at Athboy post office this afternoon and made off with a sum of money in a car driven by a third man.

Two Garda helicopters were called in to help track down the men, who are being detained at Kells and Trim Garda Stations.


The gang used a silver 01 KE registered car which was located in a nearby bog.

One man was arrested a short time later while the Garda helicopter was used during searches for two more suspects, who were subsequently detained.

No-one was injured during the robbery.