Public subdue man who attempted to raid shop with a hammer

Man later arrested after he also attacked a motorist in her car outside Dublin store

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Ballymun Garda station on 01 6664000.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Ballymun Garda station on 01 6664000.

 

A man armed with a hammer who attempted to raid a shop and then attacked a motorist was subdued by passers-by and arrested.

The 29-year-old entered a shop at 1.20pm on the Old Swords Road in Santry, Dublin on Monday. He threatened staff with the hammer and demanded cash.

After an altercation with a staff member, he left the shop. He then ran towards a car and assaulted a female car driver who suffered minor injuries.

Staff from the shop and passers-by subdued the man until gardaí arrived.

He was arrested and was conveyed to Ballymun Garda Station, where he is being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Ballymun Garda station on 01 6664000.