Passers-by stop carjacking in Finglas
Man arrested in Charlestown Shopping Centre after young woman was threatened
Charlestown Shopping Centre. Photograph: Tony Healy
A would-be carjacker, who was removed from the vehicle by passers-by who witnessed the crime, has been arrested in Finglas.
The car was being driven by a woman, aged in her 20s, just before 6pm on Tuesday. She was parking outside a house in Finglas when a man approached and opened the driver’s door.
He threatened the woman and demanded she exit the vehicle before pulling her from the front seat.
Seconds later a group of people who had witnessed the incident ran over and demanded to know what the thief was doing. There was a scuffle and the group pulled the man from the car.
The thief then fled on foot. Gardaí arrived and began a search with the assistance of Community Policing, the District Detective Unit and the K-District Community Action Team.