Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 4 October 2015

Pub customers tackle armed robber

Published 17/11/2013

Gardai have started an investigation after two robbers tried to hold up a pub in Drogheda
Gardai have started an investigation after two robbers tried to hold up a pub in Drogheda

An armed robber who tried to hold up a pub was overpowered by customers who held him until gardai arrived.

Two men armed with a knife and a shotgun entered the bar on Marsh Street, Drogheda, at about 8.15pm last night.

But when they held up staff, drinkers intervened and managed to hold one of the raiders. His accomplice fled the scene with a small amount of cash, which was later recovered.

Investigating gardai said a customer and a bar worker were injured during the struggle. They were taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 21-year-old man was arrested once gardai arrived at the pub. He is being detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Drogheda garda station.

A Garda spokesman said: "The investigation is ongoing."

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