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Limerick Bank Robbery: Four Men Remanded in Connection with Heist

In an official statement, it has been disclosed that the sum seized by the four individuals accused of holding up Mr Matt Chambers, the manager of the Limerick branch of the Provincial Bank, during his journey to Abbeyfeale on Monday evening, totalled over €2,795. Following the arrest of the initial four suspects on Tuesday evening, additional arrests were made yesterday, as the police intensify efforts to apprehend all involved in the incident, scouring the vicinity for traces of the perpetrators.

The accused, Michael F., Michael Sheehy, John Sheehy, Denis, and Michael Carrick, faced charges on Thursday evening before Mr Martin in relation to the alleged assault on Mr Chambers and the theft of funds on the road between Listowel and Abbeyfeale. The defendants, who entered a plea of not guilty, were remanded for a week, and the investigation is ongoing.

It is speculated that the individuals involved in the heist crossed the River Feale after carrying out their illicit activities, proceeding in the direction of Foynes Castle, reportedly still wearing masks and travelling barefoot. Several witnesses along the route claim to have encountered the suspects, who allegedly brandished firearms, intimidating those they encountered and warning against disclosing any information about their movements.

Authorities are actively pursuing leads to identify and apprehend all individuals associated with the crime. The police have urged anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing the importance of community cooperation in resolving the case.

The incident has raised concerns among local residents, prompting increased vigilance and security measures in the area. Businesses and residents are being urged to report any suspicious activity to the police as they work to ensure the safety of the community.

In the aftermath of the heist, the Provincial Bank has assured its customers that their accounts and assets remain secure. The bank is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation and is committed to supporting law enforcement in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The impact of the incident on the community is palpable, with residents expressing a heightened sense of caution and a collective desire for swift and just resolution. As the investigation progresses, the focus remains on uncovering the full extent of the events surrounding the bank robbery and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

The upcoming week will prove crucial as the remanded individuals await further legal proceedings, and law enforcement continues to follow leads and gather evidence. The community remains on edge, eagerly anticipating the resolution of this unsettling chapter in Limerick’s recent history.

Irish Independent – Wednesday 04 June 1913

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