Over 30 Gardai are continuing to search for a possible third suspect following yesterday’s armed robbery at Waterville Post Office.
A manhunt was launched yesterday following the incident at 11am; two men were arrested during this operation in the Kilgobnet area of Beaufort in mid Kerry. One is being held at Killarney Garda Station and the other is in Tralee Garda Station. A navy Mazda car used by the raiders was found burned out in Beaufort. However, a possible third suspect remains at large and searches are continuing. Two gardaí suffered minor injuries when their vehicle was rammed while they were pursuing the suspects. Gardai are still searching for a weapon but have gathered evidence and are not ruling anything in or out in relation to a possible third suspect. They are also examining CCTV from the area and are continuing to ask anyone in the area who sees anything suspicious in the Beaufort area to contact them.
Meanwhile, the local councillor for Waterville has praised gardaí for their response to the armed robbery of the village’s post office.
Cllr Norma Moriarty says everyone’s relieved that no one was injured during the raid.
She says staff are recovering from the ordeal:
The Fianna Fáil politician says she cannot remember a raid of this magnitude in South Kerry.
Cllr Moriarty says there were plenty of people in and around Waterville Post Office when the armed robbery took place: