Gardaí are investigating the armed robbery of a Post Office in Co Offaly this morning.
The incident took place at around 9.30am in Clara.
Two men entered the premises wearing balaclavas and armed with what is believed to have been a gun and a knife.
They threatened staff and left the scene with a sum of cash.
They then drove away in a Silver Toyota Avensis with a 07 D registration.
A short time later, the vehicle was discovered on fire on the Kilbeggan road on the outskirts of Clara.
Gardaí believe they left from there in a dark hatchback car.
No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí in Tullamore are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.
They are also asking any road users with camera footage who were travelling in the area at the time to contact them.
People who may have seen a Silver Toyota Avensis or a dark hatchback car are also asked to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.