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Four men charged over armed robbery of Kilkenny post office

Masked men left with a substantial amount of cash and a female staff member was injured.

FOUR MEN HAVE been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a post office at Urlingford on Monday.

Masked men threatened staff and a female member of staff received minor injuries.

Gardaí stopped a car shortly after the incident and arrested three men in their mid 20s.
Follow-up searches resulted in the discovery of a burned out car and a fourth man in his 40s was arrested.

Around €16,000 was recovered by gardaí.

Last night four men in their mid 20s to 40s appeared before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court at 10pm.

All four were remanded in custody to appear before Kilkenny District Court on Monday at 10.30am.

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An armed robbery also took place in a post office in Louth on Monday afternoon. Three men were arrested and one man is due in court next week.

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