LATEST: Witnesses urged to contact Gardaí after customer held at knifepoint during armed robbery in Cork

"He held a male customer at knifepoint and threatened the staff."
LATEST: Witnesses urged to contact Gardaí after customer held at knifepoint during armed robbery in Cork

Gardaí in Cork have made a fresh appeal for witnesses following an armed robbery in Cork city yesterday. 

LATEST: A local councillor has joined with Gardaí in urging anyone who has any information in relation to the armed robbery that took place in Douglas on Friday to come forward. 

A customer was held at knifepoint and a substantial sum of cash was taken during the daylight robbery at the post office on the South Douglas Road, which took place shortly after 1.30pm. 

Fianna Fáil councillor and former Lord Mayor Terry Shannon said locals are 'shocked and concerned' by the incident. 

 “I know the post office very well and I would use it often, it’s a hugely important local service in the area," he told The Echo. "I am not aware that there has ever been a robbery in that post office before. 

“Luckily there was nobody hurt, but the member of the public and the member of staff would be traumatised at such an event.

"I would appeal to any members of the public who might have any information to please come forward, because this is the type of action we don’t want to see, and we want to nip it in the bud.”

EARLIER: Gardaí in Cork have made a fresh appeal for witnesses following an armed robbery in the city yesterday. 

A male intruder entered the An Post post office on the South Douglas Road at approximately between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday, armed with a knife. 

"He held a male customer at knifepoint and threatened the staff," a garda spokeseperson said this morning. 

"He left the scene with a substantial sum of money. 

"No persons were injured." 

The whole incident took place in the space of a few minutes and was captured on CCTV. 

The male intruder left on foot with the sum of cash and went in the Douglas direction. He was wearing a black beanie cap and wore a black jacket and long sleeves and black pants, runners, and gloves. He was described as having a thin build.

Gardaí responded to a 999 call and were at the scene within minutes. 

Gardaí are appealing to any persons or road users who were in or near South Douglas Road on Friday afternoon between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, and who may have video/dash cam footage or anyone who witnessed the incident, to come forward to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station at (021) 452 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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