Man arrested following attempted armed robbery in Waterford

Two masked men threatened staff in a post office, before fleeing the scene

Man arrested following attempted armed robbery in Waterford

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Gardaí have arrested a man following an attempted armed robbery at a post office in Waterford yesterday.
 
The robbery took place at approximately 3.15pm, when two masked man entered the premises with what appeared to be a firearm. They threatened staff and a member of the public, but fled the scene empty handed.

The man, in his mid 30s, was arrested last night in the Ardkeen area following a surveillance operation. He is currently detained at Waterford Station at Section 30 Offences against the State Act, 1939.  

A car, which is believed to be connected to the incident, has been seized. 
 
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have further information in relation to this incident to contact Gardaí at Waterford Garda Station on 051-305316, or Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.