Off-duty Garda foils robbery

Published Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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An off-duty police officer in the Republic of Ireland has foiled a cash-in-transit robbery after chasing the suspects in his own car.

Off-duty Garda foils robbery
The police officer cornered the suspects in a neaby housing estate. (© Getty)

He saw the robbery taking place at a shopping centre in Rathoath, Co Meath, on Monday afternoon and set off after the men, cornering them in a nearby housing estate.

A standoff ensued as the men got out of their van and pointed a gun at the Garda, but they ran away after a short time, leaving the weapon and a cash box and fleeing into the fields.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: "A search of the area was mounted but so far the men have not been arrested.

"During a follow-up search of a house at Streamstown, Ratoath, items of black clothing, which Gardaí believe were associated with the robbery, were recovered."

Anyone with more information has been asked to contact police.

© UTV News
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love in norn iron wrote (263 days ago):
Shocking!! Atleast no1 was hurt!!
Brian in Belfast wrote (264 days ago):
All police officers everywhere should be armed. The world is too dangerous these days.
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