Arrest Made In Attempted Armed Robbery At Glanmire Bookie

Gardaí investigating an attempted armed robbery at a bookmakers in Glanmire in 2018 have arrested two men.

The men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested in Donoughmore this morning. They are currently detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

Pensioner Denis O’Connor who helped foil the robbery at Bar One Racing in 2018 passed away last month.

The 83 year old great grandfather became an internet sensation in September 2018 after he came to the aid of the Crestfield Centre betting shop staff.

Three men in their teens or early 20s wearing baliclavas jumped the counter at the Crestfield bookies wielding hammers and a gun, demanding cash.

Mr. O’Connor tackled one of the men while the other two ran off empty handed.