Dead man 'propped up' and taken to post office in bid to collect outstanding pension

The deceased man was reportedly taken to a post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow Town, Ireland – with a witness living nearby claiming she saw two men dragging the body into the shop

Postal workers said they were immediately suspicious and contacted Gardai before any money was handed over (

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A dead man was reportedly picked up by two others and taken to a post office to collect his outstanding pension.

The man was taken to a post office on Staplestown Road in the Irish town of Carlow – a witness who lived nearby claimed she saw two men drag the body into the shop.

Postal workers said they immediately became suspicious and contacted Gardai before any money was handed over, reports said

The witness, who lived next door to the post office, said: “She (her daughter) was just leaving my house and said the man looked uncomfortable as his feet dragged on the floor.”

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said a line had formed outside the post office at the time.

Gardai have been called to the post office and are investigating the circumstances of the death

“It’s a small shop and you’re only allowed three at a time with social distancing. People were shocked to think he was after a heart attack.

“I feel terrible for the staff. They have suffered so many robberies over the years that they are exhausted.

“I have a 12 year old daughter and I’m trying to explain to her what happened and sure where to start. It’s terrible.”

In a statement, Gardai said: “Gardaí is investigating this morning, Friday 21 January 2022, all the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of an elderly man in the Carlow area.

“The services of the Garda Technical Bureau and the Office of the State Pathologist have been requested.

“The office of state pathologist will carry out an autopsy, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.”

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