GARDAI SEARCH FOR MAN FOLLOWING CO. WEXFORD ROBBERY AND CARJACKING
Two men have been arrested after an armed robbery and a carjacking in Co Wexford.
Two masked men attempted to rob the Permanent TSB in Gorey shortly before 1 this afternoon, with what’s believed to be a handgun, but they fled empty handed after the panic alarm was activated.
Gardai persued their black Fiat Punto – driven by a third raider – out the Arklow Road, and the men hijacked a Toyota Corolla at Kilmurry Cross.
Two of the men were caught by Gardai as they tried to hijack another car – one was pepper sprayed – and a firearm was recovered in a field nearby.
One Garda received minor injuries in the incident.
The Garda helicopter is still searching for one of the men, and the other two – in their 20s – are being held at Enniscorthy and Gorey Garda Stations.