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Three face court after hijacked Royal Mail van used in Donegal armed robbery

The Manorcunningham branch was raided yesterday.

Image: Graham Richardson via Flickr/Creative Commons

THREE MEN CHARGED over the robbery of a post office in Donegal will appear in court in Letterkenny tomorrow.

The robbery took place in the Manorcunnigham branch of An Post yesterday morning with gardaí saying that a “considerable amount of damage” was caused to the post office during the raid.

The men had been armed with a knife, a hammer, and a sledgehammer or hatchet and threatened staff before fleeing the scene with a sum of money.

It is believed that a Royal Mail van hijacked in Derry was used in the robbery after the PSNI warned gardaí that the van was seen heading towards the Donegal border.

Following a joint operation between the two forces, three men were arrested a short time later in and around the border area near to the Creggan Reservoir.

They will appear at Letterkenny District Court tomorrow morning at 10.30am.

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