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Appeal for information after armed robbery at Mountrath post office

Gardaí are appealing for information after an armed robbery at the post office in Mountrath on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 2.25pm when a loan male entered the premises carrying a firearm.

He made his escape after threatening staff and stealing a quantity of cash.

The man made his getaway in a blue Passat, with a possible registration of 02 D. The hubcaps on the driver’s side of the vehicle were also missing.

A Garda spokesperson told LaoisToday: “He was driving erratically as he fled the scene.

“So we ask anyone who may have saw anything to contact Portlaoise Gardaí at 056 86 74100.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.