Wednesday 21 February 2018

Brave garda disarms post officer raider while off-duty

Brendan Farrelly

AN off-duty garda yesterday disarmed a shotgun raider moments after he robbed a post office of nearly €8,000.

The lone raider, masked with a balaclava, ran into Donnybrook post office on the Shelbourne Road in Dublin about 2.30pm and pulled out a shotgun. Within minutes, he was out the door with his cash haul and attempted to jump on a bike.

But he ran out of luck when he was spotted by an off-duty garda -- cycling past. The brave officer jumped off his bike and took on the raider who tried to run away. He disarmed him and recovered the money from the heist. No shots were fired. A patrol car from Irishtown rushed to the scene and two uniformed officers assisted.

A 40-year-old man was arrested and brought to Irishtown garda station where he was still being detained last night .

Irish Independent

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