Baby girl returned to parents following Dublin car theft

Child was in back of Opel Vectra when it was stolen from outside house in Baldoyle

Gardaí in Raheny are investigating and are appealing for witnesses. Photograph: Frank Miller

A baby girl has been returned safely to her parents after a car she was in was stolen on Friday morning in Dublin.

The Opel Vectra hatchback was taken from outside a house at Park Vale, Baldoyle at about 7.30am.

The 13-month-old girl was in the back seat at the time. The car was found abandoned 45 minutes later in the Clongriffin area, a few kilometres away from where it was stolen.

The Opel Vectra that was stolen this morning. Photograph: Garda Press Office

The infant was unharmed and no arrests were made, a Garda spokesman said.


Gardaí in Raheny are investigating and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information about the car, registration 05D 66688, to contact Raheny Garda station on 01 6664300, or any Garda station.

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns is a reporter for The Irish Times