Gardai this morning arrested a suspect in the violent assault of an 86-year-old woman who was pushed into a rubbish bin after a robbery in south Dublin.
The vulnerable OAP was attacked while walking on a road in Ranelagh in the early hours of last Thursday 1st September.
A suspect was arrested this morning in the Clonskeagh area, south of the capital, following a full investigation by Donnybrook Garda Station detectives, which included analyzing CCTV and asking for the public’s help.
It is understood that the suspect, who is in his 20s, was not previously known to Gardaí for involvement in crimes.
Gardaí arrested him at 7am in a planned operation at his home and he is currently being held at Irishtown Garda Station.
Sources say a small amount of cash was taken from the 86-year-old victim in the violent robbery, in which she was pushed into a dustbin.
The elderly woman required hospital treatment after the incident and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance after the emergency services were notified.
It is understood the woman, who lives in the area, had told officers she was going shopping.
One theory is that the woman may have been disoriented walking the streets alone.
It is believed a member of the public spotted the woman and contacted Gardaí, who rushed to the scene.
“Gardaí has arrested a man in his 20s in connection with this incident. He is currently being held at Irishtown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984,” a Garda spokesman said when contacted by Independent.ie
“Gardaí continues to appeal to any motorist, taxi driver or delivery driver who was in the area and witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam footage to contact them.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station on 01 6669200,” he added.
In an earlier statement, Gardaí said: “Gardaí is investigating a robbery and attack that took place between 2am and 3.45am on 1 September 2022 at Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6.
“A woman in her 80s was injured in the incident. Her injuries are not life-threatening.”
The incident comes just over a week after a 93-year-old woman and her two sons, aged in their 60s, were the target in a violent burglary in Co Roscommon.
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