A young man working behind the counter of a Naas town centre off licence was assaulted after following a thief outside.
The plucky 22-year-old went outside after the man, who had taken eight cans of beer from a shelf at the store and walked out without paying.
It happened at 7.25pm on March 5 (Monday), and a scuffle ensued near the junction of South Main Street and Basin Street. He was assaulted, sustaining a minor cut above his right eye in the ensuing incident after trying to retrieve the cans; but it’s understood that the thief escaped.
“There were no serious injuries and CCTV images taken in the area are being examined,” a spokesperson at Naas garda station told the Leader. Witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Naas gardai (883300).