Man arrested after off-duty garda foils armed Dublin robbery

The recent graduate restrained the man him until local gardaí arrived

Dublin, armed robbery, off-duty garda, Oxmantown Road, Stoneybatter, shop, arrested

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A 39-year-old man is to appear in court charged in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Dublin yesterday, which was foiled by an off-duty garda.

It happened at a convenience store on Oxmantown Road in Stoneybatter yesterday afternoon shortly before 1.30pm.

An off-duty garda entered the shop as the robbery was taking place.

The recent graduate from the Garda College in Templemore identified himself as a member of the gardaí.

The garda was then threatened at gunpoint by the raider.

He then confronted the raider and successfully disarmed him - restraining him until local gardaí arrived.

A firearm was seized and will be forensically examined. A large kitchen knife was also recovered at the scene.

The arrested man was taken to Mountjoy garda station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.