A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a bookmakers in Saggart, Co Dublin.

The man was restrained by an off-duty garda as he attempted to leave the premises on Main Street shortly after 9pm last night.

A firearm was recovered at the scene.

A second man involved in the robbery fled the scene.

The 34-year-old man is being held at Clondalkin Garda Station.