Robbers with hatchet and claw hammer carry out post office raid in Cork city

Thursday 12 December 2013 20.43
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the High Street area, Cork City, between 9am and 9.30am on High Street and Ballincollig to contact them on 021 4522000, Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the High Street area, Cork City, between 9am and 9.30am on High Street and Ballincollig to contact them on 021 4522000, Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station

An investigation is being carried out after two men robbed a post office in Cork City.

The robbery took place at High Street Post Office at approximately 9.20am. 

Two men wearing motorcycle helmets threatened staff with a small hatchet and a claw hammer.

They caused extensive damage to the post office and took a substantial amount of cash.

The men escaped on a motorcycle parked nearby.

The motorcycle was recovered in the Ballincollig area of Cork.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the High Street area, Cork City, between 9am and 9.30am on High Street and Ballincollig to contact them on 021 4522000, Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.