Gardaí in Claremorris have arrested two men following an attempted robbery on the post office in Hollymount on Tuesday afternoon. Gardaí confirmed to the Mayo Advertiser that the two men were being held in Claremorris Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act on Thursday afternoon.
It was reported that the first man was arrested in the Ballinrobe area on Wednesday afternoon and a car was seized in that arrest. Gardaí said that the second man was arrested on Thursday morning and brought to Claremorris Garda Station, where the first man was also behind held.
It has been reported that the attempted robbery was carried out by a masked man who entered the post office at around 2.30pm, but nothing was taken and a technical examination of the scene was carried out.