Thursday 8 December 2016

Off-duty graduate garda disarms raider after he had gun pointed at him

Published 26/01/2016 | 10:41

Gardai. File picture
Gardai. File picture

An off-duty garda had a gun pointed at him after he walked in on an armed robbery in progress yesterday in Dublin 7.

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The recently graduated officer walked into the convenience store on the Otxmanstown Road, Dublin 7 yesterday afternoon just before 1.30pm when the robbery was talking place.

The officer identified himself as a garda and was then threatened at at gunpoint by the raider.

However, the off-duty  Garda confronted the raider, successfully disarmed him and continued to restrain him until local Gardaí arrived.

A man is due to to be charged with the armed robbery this morning.

A firearm has been seized and will be forensically examined. A large kitchen knife was also recovered at the scene.

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