Arrest in connection with attempted robbery of Donegal PO

Gardaí have arrested a man in his early 60s in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a post office in Clonmany.

The incident occurred on November 11th shortly after 5pm when a man entered the post office.

He produced what was believed to be a handgun and demanded money.

A Post Office worker retreated to a back room and raised the alarm.

The man left the scene. Nothing was stolen.

Gardaí responded immediately to the activation of the panic alarm.

This past Tuesday evening a man was arrested at an Operation Fanacht checkpoint in Bridgend, Co. Donegal in connection with this incident.

He is currently detained at Buncrana Garda Station under Section 30 Offences Against The State Act.