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Man charged in relation to Post Office robbery in Co Carlow

A customer at the Leighlinbridge Post Office was threatened with a knife during the robbery. A man in his 20s has been charged.

The Post Office in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.
The Post Office in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.
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A MAN HAS been charged in relation to a robbery yesterday at the Post Office in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.

At approximately 12.10pm yesterday, a lone male entered the post office on High Street and threatened a customer with a knife before escaping on foot with an amount of cash.

Staff and customers were uninjured in the incident.

During a follow up operation a man aged in his 20s was arrested by gardaí in Carlow. He was taken to Carlow garda station and detained under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has been charged and will appear before Kilkenny District Court this morning at 10.30am in relation to the incident.

The garda station at Leighlinbridge was one of the stations which closed earlier this year.

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