A woman in her 80s was attacked while walking through the streets of a south Dublin suburb in the early hours of the morning. Gardaí say the woman was attacked in Ranelagh on Thursday last week. A small amount of cash was stolen from her.
The pensioner was knocked over in the attack. She required medical treatment and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance. It is understood the woman, who lives in the area, had told officers she had gone to the shops.
One theory is that she may have become disoriented walking the streets alone.
Gardaí in Donnybrook have analyzed CCTV as part of their investigation into the attack, but it is understood no suspects have been identified yet. The woman is said to be still recovering from her ordeal.
“Gardaí is investigating a robbery and attack that took place between 2am and 3.45am on 1 September 2022 at Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6,” said a Gardaí spokeswoman Independent.ie.
“A woman in her 80s was injured in the incident. No arrests were made. The investigations are ongoing.
“Any motorists, taxi drivers or delivery drivers in the area who witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam footage, please contact Donnybrook Garda Station on 01 6669200,” she said.
The incident comes just over a week after a 93-year-old woman and her two sons, in their 60s, were the target in a violent burglary in Co Roscommon.
Gardaí believe there is no connection between the two attacks.
Una Farrell was locked in a room on August 22 while the masked gang of four tied up her two sons in another room before searching her home, which was attached to the family shop in Ballintober. The men escaped with a small sum of money, leaving the Farrells deeply traumatized. In this case there were no arrests.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/elderly-woman-80s-hospitalised-after-violent-mugging-by-thugs-in-dublin-41977859.html Elderly woman (80) hospitalized after violent attack by thugs in Dublin