Clara Post Office robbed

Gardaí have launched an investigation following an armed robbery at Clara's post office this morning.

Two males in balaclavas entered the premises at approximately 9.30am with what's believed to be a firearm and a knife and threatened staff. They left the scene with a sum of cash in a Silver Toyota Avensis (07 D 41514).

This car was discovered on fire on the Kilbeggan road on the outskirts of Clara a short time later. It’s understood they left from here in what is described as a dark hatchback car. 

No shots were fired and no one was physically injured during the incident. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí in Tullamore are appealing to any witnesses of this incident and anyone with information to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing to any road users with camera footage who were travelling in the area at the time to contact Gardaí, as well as anyone who may have seen the Silver Toyota Avensis (07 D 41514).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111 or any Garda Station.