« BackGarda Investigating Waterville Armed Raid Seek To Trace Movement Of Two Cars

Gardai are appealing for the public’s help in tracking the movements of two cars involved in yesterday’s armed robbery in Waterville Post Office.

Car used by suspects in Waterville Post Office armed robbery. With thanks to Alison Nulty of UTV Ireland.

They are interested in the movements of a Blue Ford Ka 99 D 84126 and Navy Blue Mazda 6 03 D 8947. Both cars were burned out by the raiders after they abandoned them. Two men were arrested by Gardai in Beaufort and are being held in Tralee and Killarney Garda Stations for questioning. It’s understood both men are from Kerry. A third suspect cannot be ruled out at this stage and over 30 Gardai are continuing to search the mid-Kerry area today.

A male and female Garda who were injured when their patrol car was rammed by the raiders making their getaway were taken to University Hospital Kerry but have since been released. Cash taken in the raid and a firearm used by the raiders is still being searched for. Gardai are asking landowners and farmers in mid-Kerry to check their land and property for anything that may have been dumped by the raiders. Speaking on this programme, Superintendent Flor Murphy said it was a miracle nobody was more seriously injured or killed in the incident.

The Superintendent says the assistance of the public is vital in their investigation: