Two arrested after attempted hijackings

By Maurice Garvey

Two men were arrested after attempted hijackings in Ballyfermot, which saw one innocent motorist receive head injuries during a struggle.

At approximately 8.55pm on Saturday, April 20, two males attempted to hijack two vehicles which were parked on Ballyfermot Road.


Gardai arrested two males following the attempted hijackings

The Echo understands the pair attempted to drag a female and her passenger out of a vehicle in the first attempt, but were unsuccessful.

After this failed, they then attempted to drag a male out of a second vehicle in the immediate vicinity.

During the course of their second attempt, the driver of the vehicle received injuries to his head.

On Monday, a garda spokesperson told The Echo: “Gardai drove upon the scene and arrested one of the males, the second escaped at the time however was identified and arrested at a later time.

“Both males were arrested, detained, charged and kept in custody.”

The Echo understands there was a significant garda response to the attempted hijackings.

At the time of the response, gardai also arrested a shoplifter in the Claddagh Green area, a completely separate incident and believed to be someone “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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