Gardaí investigating armed robbery at Wexford post office

A burnt out vehicle was later found in Clonegal, County Carlow

Gardaí investigating armed robbery at Wexford post office

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Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery at a post office in County Wexford this afternoon

Three men - believed to be armed with a firearm, sledge hammer and a pickaxe handle - entered the premises in Kilanerin in Gorey shortly after midday.

They threatened staff and assaulted a female employee - causing minor injuries.

The culprits fled the scene, in the direction of Tinahely, County Wicklow, with a small amount of cash in a grey coloured LandRover Sport, partial registration 151 D.

A fourth man was driving the vehicle and is believed to have remained in it outside the premises during the incident.

A burnt out vehicle was later located at Clonegal, County Carlow and has been seized by Gardaí for technical examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.