Armed robbery of bookmakers foiled by 83-year-old and staff

Staff writer

The armed robbery of a betting shop in Glanmire, Cork, was foiled on September 15 when 83-year-old Denis O'Connor fought back the would-be thieves.

During the incident, which took place at Bar One Racing, O'Connor wielded a stool against the attackers who were armed with hammers and a shotgun.

CCTV footage shows how O'Connor and manager Tim Murphy held off the thieves, and forced them out of the store.

Credit: Bar One Racing via Storyful