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Man arrested after attempted armed robbery at Waterford post office

Two men entered the post office armed with what appeared to be a firearm – but left empty-handed.

A MAN IN his 30s has been arrested after an attempted armed robbery at a post office in Waterford.

The robbery took place yesterday afternoon, but details have only been released now.

Gardaí said that two masked men entered the post office on Barrack Street at around 3.15pm on Tuesday afternoon with what appeared to be a firearm. The men threatened staff and a member of the public who was in the post office at the time, but fled the scene empty-handed.

A man was arrested at around 11pm last night  in the Ardkeen area after a surveillance operation by gardaí in the area. He is being detained at Waterford garda station.

Gardaí have also seized a car which is believed to be connected to the incident.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact gardaí.

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