Published Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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.
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