Sunday 26 February 2017

Man held over armed raid at bookies

Ed Carty

A 21-year-old has been arrested after a bookmaker's was held up by a man armed with a sawn-off shotgun.

The suspect was detained after the Bar One betting office in the Briarhill shopping centre in Galway was robbed yesterday.

Gardai said a firearm, cash and a green BMW believed to have been used as a getaway car was found at Ballybrit Heights after the man was arrested.

The suspect was being questioned at Mill Street Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.



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