RAIDER WIELDING A KNIFE IS CHASED FROM SHOP
A KILMORE QUAY business owner chased a masked thief armed with a kitchen knife from his shop on Friday night.
It was the second incident of its kind in South Wexford in the space of a few days and Gardai believe the two incidents are connected.
They said a masked man entered Brady’s Mace foodstore (pictured) in the village at around 9 p.m. on Friday, demanding money.
Owner John Brady and his wife were present.
Gardai said that Mr Brady refused to hand over the cash and armed with ‘a bottle of spirits’ chased the would-be thief from the shop.
The masked man jumped into a getaway car and fled in the direction of Baldwinstown.
The car was recovered in Wexford town on Saturday and is being examined by the garda techical bureau.
Ealier in the week, gardai said two raiders wearing scarves and hoods, one armed with a knife, confronted staff and customers at Costcutters in Balwinstown. The pair escaped in a Wexford-registered car with a haul of about €600.
‘We are satisfied there is a connection between the two incidents,’ said Chief Superintendent John Roche.