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Armed raiders threatened staff during post office robbery

Two men were arrested after they stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the Roscommon post office this morning.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after an armed robbery at a post office in Roscommon this morning.

The two masked men threatened staff and customers with a gun at the post office at Strokestown after entering at around 9.30am. The men stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

The men made their escape in a silver Volvo car which crashed on the road between Ballymahon and Lanesborough a short time later. The men, both in their 20s, were arrested at the scene.

The two are being questioned at Roscommon Garda Station and gardaí said investigations are continuing.

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