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Three Derry men in court over Manorcunningham Post Office robbery

Letterkenny Courthouse.

Letterkenny Courthouse.

THREE men arrested in relation to a robbery at Manorcunningham Post Office on Saturday have appeared before Letterkenny district court yesterday morning.

The defendants, all with addresses in Derry City, have been remanded in custody to Harristown District Court on Friday, October 10, for further directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and possible further charges, Inspector David Kelly said.

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David Knight (36) of 24 Melmore Gardens, Creggan; Joseph McMullan (25) of 5 Kavanagh Court and Noel Lavy (35) of 57 Ballymagowan Avenue are charged with robbing €2,920 in cash, handling stolen cash of €1,510, allowing themselves to be carried in a stolen Royal Mail vehicle and damaging a glass partition at Manorcunningham Post Office.

Judge Paul Kelly heard that Lavy had asked gardai to apologise to the female post office clerk on his behalf saying it was all a bit of madness and they were just trying to get more drugs.

“Tell the woman I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for it to work out the way it did,” he told gardai.

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