Thursday 21 September 2017

Video: Off-duty policeman jumps on armed thief to prevent supermarket robbery

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An off-duty policeman has been caught on closed-circuit television jumping on a robber as he tried to hold up a local supermarket.

As the thief pointed what appeared to be an armed weapon at the terrified cashiers, the brave officer dressed in casual clothes intervened.

The off-duty policeman appeared to be substantially shorter and older than the perpetrator.

While the thief was distracted collecting cash from the tills, the unarmed policeman - dressed in casual clothes - circled around ready to pounce.

Grabbing the masked man by his misdriff, the officer swing him around and away from the staff and customers.

External CCTV cameras caught the stunned thief running away from the store without his loot.

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