Planned supermarket hold-up foiled by gardai
ARMED gardai foiled a planned robbery last night after a surveillance operation on a crime gang.
Detectives intercepted the four-man gang as they were about to take the day's takings from a supermarket.
The operation was part of a crackdown on criminals suspected of organising pre-Christmas robberies.
Officers from the Organised Crime Unit moved in as the gang were about to hold up staff at a supermarket in Greystones, Co Wicklow, shortly after 9pm.
The gang tried to make a getaway and crashed through a few barriers before colliding with a garda patrol car.
Four suspects were arrested shortly afterwards, and gardai recovered baseball bats and a hatchet.