Two men appear before Manorhamilton court following Sligo post office robbery

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Garda presence has increased by just one

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Two men in their late teens have appeared before Manorhamilton District Court in relation to a robbery at a Sligo post office yesterday afternoon (June 12, 2018).

Sean Lynch, 57 Knocknaganny Park, Sligo  and Jack Gorevan, 5 Brook Grove, Farmhill, Strandhill Road, Sligo both faced a single count of robbery of €395 from Post Mistress, Ann Kelly, at Magheraboy Post Office on June 12 last.

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was outlined by Gda Daniel Grimes and Gda Kevin Costello in Manorhamilton Court this morning.

The gardai noted that, when responding to the charges put to them, Mr Lynch said "I accept it", while Mr Gorevan said "I do deny that I took your €395".

Leitrim District Superintendent, Kevin English, said gardai had no objection to bail for the either defendant.

Judge Kevin Kilrane set bail at €300 for each, not cash.

Several conditions were imposed as part of bail including an order both men stay away from Magheraboy Post Office; that they not interfere with any witnesses and that they both surrender their passports and undertake not to apply for any new travel documents.

Both defendants were also ordered to provide phone numbers to gardai and to ensure these phones were charged at all times. A curfew has also been imposed between 10pm and 8am.

Solicitor, Gerry McGovern, has been approved as a Legal Aid representative for both men.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Judge Kilrane remanded both men on bail to appear before Sligo District Court on on July 19, 2018 for DPP directions.