The Post Master of Cahir post office has thanked his loyal staff and members of the public for their efforts to keep postal services going in the wake of a daring attempted raid on the post office last week.
Henry Reidy, post master in Cahir, spoke out about the ordeal, which started last Wednesday morning.
“The most important thing is that no one was harmed in the attempted burglary as there was nobody in the premises at the time and naturally we are thankful that nothing was taken, although there is substantial damage to the Post Office building.”
Mr Reidy also commended and thanked the Cahir Post Office staff who after the ordeal and subsequent investigation were back in business by 11am.
The Post was delivered due to their cooperation and all worked late to complete the daily deliveries.
Mr Reidy added: “Our sincere thanks must go to the local Gardai for their help in this matter and the ongoing investigations and also members of the public for their genuine offers of assistance and support as well as their understanding of the sudden closure of Post Office due to unforeseen events, it is much appreciated.”
Gardai are asking the assistance of members of the public who may have witnessed the attempted raid at Cahir Post Office at around 5am last Wednesday morning to contact them at Cahir Garda Station, or on the Garda Confidential Line.
As everyone knows by now, the attempted burglary took place at Cahir Post Office very early last Wednesday morning. However it resulted in the raiders leaving empty handed.
The raiders were disturbed by the alarm at 4.55am and within minutes they abandoned their efforts and fled the scene.
Deputy Mattie McGrath said that this kind of attack highlights the need for a permanent, visible and readily available Garda presence in all towns.