Marathon running Gardai chase down man with €30,000 worth of wedding rings
A man appeared in court in Kerry today after he was apprehended by four quick thinking, and quick-acting acting off-duty Gardai.
At around 5pm yesterday in Tralee a robbery took place in a jeweller’s shop on Dominic Street, when four off-duty members of the Gardai were sitting in a café across the street.
Witnessing what had just happened, The Indo reports that they showed a clean pair of heels to chase the perpetrator who had made off with more than €30,000 worth of wedding rings. And no wonder they showed such speed as the four had recently completed the Dublin marathon and fitness was never going to be an issue.
Media reports say that it was a “short pursuit”, though with 26 miles each under their belts, we wouldn’t have fancied the man’s chances of getting away even if the chase had continued any further.