Thursday 22 March 2018

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.

Irish Independent

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