Regina Police in Canada have charged 29 year-old Patrick (Paddy) Shannon originally from Ashford, Co.Wicklow after an attempted robbery at a bank in Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood.
Around 12:40 a.m. Monday, police were dispatched to the Scotiabank on 13th Avenue and Retallack Street for a report of a robbery.
According to police, the suspect drove a vehicle into the front doors of the bank. He then exited the vehicle with a firearm and tried unsuccessfully to gain entrance to the bank’s vaults.
The suspect then fled the scene, but was later stopped by police and arrested following a struggle.
Patrick Shannon is charged with break and enter, resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting an officer.
Mr Shannon is a managing partner at Shannon’s Pub and Grill in Regina.
Shannon’s posted the following message on social media “Shannon’s Pub & Grill is a family operated business between 4 family members. We are thankful no one was hurt and we are attempting to find out why this occurred. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and continued support for our business as we have worked very hard to establish a thriving Irish pub in Regina. It will be business as usual at the pub. Please come in.”