Arrest in Rathcoole over Post Office knife robbery

PSNI make appeal
PSNI make appeal

A 28-year-old man has been arrested by police probing a Post Office robbery in the village of Glynn, east Antrim.

The robbery took place at about 9.30am on Wednesday, when a masked man, armed with a knife, entered the premises.

A member of the public intervened, and suffered cuts to his hand as a result.

A sum of money was taken and the man made off in a red Seat Ibiza car, which had earlier been stolen in a creeper burglary from a house in the Millbrook area of Larne at around 6.30am that morning.

The Seat Ibiza car was later recovered in the Knocksallagh Park area of Greenisland at around 2pm, and the man was arrested in Rathcoole at around 6pm.

As of this morning, police said: “The man was detained on suspicion of a number of offences in relation to the robbery and recent creeper burglaries in the Larne, Carnlough and Glenarm areas.

“He remains in custody helping police with their enquiries”.

Detectives ask anyone with any information, or anyone discovering a knife and mask that may have been discarded following the robbery, to contact CID in Larne by dialling 101.