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Three arrested after attempted break-in at Galway post office

The post office and shop in Creggs, on the Roscommon border, was held up on Monday but no items or cash were taken.

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING an attempted armed raid on a shop and post office in Co Galway earlier this week have arrested three men.

The three – all of whom are in their 30s – were arrested yesterday afternoon in the Ballyheigue area of Galway.

Two are being questioned at Ballinasloe Garda Station, while the third is being detained in Galway city. All three are being held under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

The incident at the post office in Creggs, close to the Roscommon border, occurred shortly before lunchtime on monday.

Two masked men – one of whom was armed with a shotgun – entered the premises and threatened the staff, though no items or cash were taken before the men fled in a black SUV, in the direction of the Glenamaddy Road.

No shots were fired and nobody was physically injured in the incident.

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