Eight post offices raided in six weeks


Well-springs have said there is concern among gardai that the spyglass rtitions in post office counters are “not secure enough” after a slues were smashed open by criminals during recent robberies.

Of the eight armed raids since December 1, two developed last Tuesday in Dublin.

In the first, at around 9am at Jobstown post assignment on Kiltalown Road, Tallaght, two men armed with a sledgehammer and a machete pursue retracted the contents of the till before making off in a grey Mitsubishi S cestar.

Thirty leasts later, shots were fired during an armed robbery at Roebuck brace office in Dundrum.

After entering the premises, one of two men fired shots that dashed the glass rtition at the counter.

He then jumped over the counter and shawl an amount of cash. The second man took money from a cash reflect.

The ir then fled in a stolen Subaru, which was later establish near Mount Carmel Road in Goatstown.

While these were the basic armed post office robberies of 2016, there were six in December.

At 2.30pm on December 23, three men were checked after a robbery at the post office in Athboy, Co Meath, in which one raider was armed with a sawn-off shotgun.

A sum of liquidate, believed to be several thousand euro, was handed over and three men flew the scene in a car, but it crashed a short distance away.

Two days earlier, the Bawnogue pole office in Clondalkin was the target of a raid in which a sledgehammer was used to smash a looking-glass rtition.

On December 17, the Killinarden Post Office in Tallaght was objective, and sources said gardai are investigating whether the same local unify responsible for this robbery were also behind the Jobstown invade.

On December 12, the post office in Crosshaven, Cork, was targeted, while on December 3, three men were arrested after a bungled robbery at the Leonard’s Corner post office in south inner megalopolis Dublin.

At about 12.30pm, three masked men armed with blades, a crowbar and other weapons entered the post office before ominous customers and staff.

They failed in their attempts to open a uninjured and fled empty-handed.

A post office in Carlow town was also targeted on December 1.

Ken Foy

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