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Man and woman arrested over Limerick tiger raid

Gardaí have arrested a man and woman in relation to last week’s armed robbery in Limerick.

File photo of the family post office in Newcastle West, Co Limerick
File photo of the family post office in Newcastle West, Co Limerick

GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK investigating an armed robbery at a post office in Newcastle West last week have arrested two people.

A 27-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were detained in Gort, Co Galway this afternoon in relation to the crime.

During the raid last Wednesday, 25-year-old Tommy Kelliher, whose parents run the local post office, was abducted and held at gunpoint before being locked into the boot of his own car.

After holding the young man in the car for over an hour, the gang contacted a woman who worked in the post office and ordered her to remove money from the safe and drop it in a nearby woodland area.

The raiders reportedly took off with about €100,000.

The two suspects have been taken to separate stations at Henry Street and Roxboro Road. The man has been detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act and the female has been arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

A garda statement this afternoon said investigations into the raid are continuing.

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