Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Waterville Post Office this morning.
However, a third suspect remains at large and is believed to be in Ardraw, Beaufort.
Gardaí are asking the public to exercise extreme caution if they’re in this area and to contact them if they notice anything suspicious.
Gardaí launched a man hunt following an armed robbery at Waterville Post Office at around 11 am.
It’s understood no one was injured. Cash was stolen during the raid.
The three suspects – all male – drove some 30 miles in a navy Mazda 6 which crashed in Beaufort. The car was then burnt out.
Gardaí discharged shots – no injuries were reported in relation to this. However, the matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
The suspects, who were believed to be armed, made their escape on foot.
Two of the men were arrested in the Kilgobnet, Beaufort area and are being detained at Killarney and Tralee garda stations under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.
The Garda Regional Support Unit from Cork and Limerick as well as the Garda Dog Unit are in Beaufort to help with the search for the third suspect, who’s believed to be in Ardraw.
Garda Superintendent Flor Murphy asks anyone in the Ardraw, Beaufort area to exercise extreme caution and if you notice anything unusual to ring Killarney garda station at 064 667 1160 or any garda station.