Courage un­der fire

MIN­IS­TER KEEPS HIS HEAD WHILE HAV­ING GUN POINTED AT HIM IN RAID

Bray People - - Front Page - Mary FOG­A­RTY

BRAY DEPUTY Dick Roche says he was ‘strangely calm’ when a gun­man pointed a sawn-off shot­gun at him and or­dered him to lie down dur­ing an armed raid at the five-star Mar­riott Ho­tel in Druid’s Glen on Mon­day.

‘They told me to lie down, but I wouldn’t,’ said the Gov­ern­ment min­is­ter, still shaken by the in­ci­dent in which he and sev­eral other peo­ple were held cap­tive as the gun­men searched for cash and valu­ables.

‘I was strangely calm, but wor­ried that the gun might go off,’ said Min­is­ter Roche.

Gar­daí re­cov­ered the rob­bers’ get­away car in Kil­coole yes­ter­day.

A shocked and di­shev­elled looking Min­is­ter Dick Roche fol­low­ing the raid at the Druid’s Glen Mar­riott Ho­tel (inset).

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