Brave passer-by takes on off-licence raider
A RAIDER who held up staff at an off-licence was intercepted by gardai following a tip-off from a passer-by, writes Tom Brady.
The gardai got word of the robbery after the passer-by smashed the front window of the getaway vehicle.
The raider, who claimed he was armed with a knife, burst into the Unwind off-licence store at North Street in Swords, Co Dublin.
He threatened staff and forced them to hand over €200 in cash from the till.
But as he jumped into his car, which had been parked nearby, he was tackled by a passer-by, who had spotted him running out of the store.
Local uniformed gardai and members of the divisional task force from Santry sped to the scene, and stopped the getaway car in the north Dublin village.
Gardai recovered the stolen money and detained a suspect for questioning.