Gardai arrest three raiders after armed robbery in Meath

The Armed Regional Response Unit have been deployed
The Armed Regional Response Unit have been deployed

Armed gardai hunted two raiders across bogland following an armed robbery of a post office in Co Meath.

Three men entered the premises in Athboy shortly after 2pm this afternoon, with at least one of the raiders armed with a shotgun.

An as of yet unknown amount of cash was handed over and the three men fled the scene in a car.

However the getaway vehicle crashed a short distance away from the scene, with the men leaving the damaged car behind.

The armed garda Regional Support Unit (RSU) were deployed and one of the men was arrested moments after the crash, while a sum of cash was also recovered.

A garda operation involving members of the RSU hunted the two remaining raiders through a bogland near the town before the two remaining suspects were arrested.