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Heist mob set off Post Office alarm to distract gardai as they robbed ATM

Heist mob set off Post Office alarm to distract gardai as they robbed ATM

An organised heist mob made off with €63,000 in cash after they raided an ATM machine in Edenderry, Co Offaly.

The gang, believed to be Eastern European, posed as road workers hours before the robbery, using traffic cones with ‘Road Flooded’ as cover.

The thieves then brought in their tools, including an angle grinder, to remove the cash machine.

According to reports gardai believe that the gang set off the alarm at Clonbullogue Post Office in Tullamore over 30km away in order to create a diversion.

The raiders were unable to remove the ATM, but they did get it open and made off with €63k before making off in a Renault Clio.

A source told The Sun: “This was a criminal enterprise committed with military precision.