Gardaí have arrested one man and seized a replica firearm following two incidents of attempted robbery in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan yesterday.
At approximately 1pm, a man was walking in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan when he was threatened by a man who was holding a suspected firearm and demanded the keys to his vehicle. The man did not comply and the suspect fled the scene.
A short time later, the suspect approached a female walking in St. Catherine’s Park and produced the suspected firearm while demanding the keys to her vehicle. The female did not comply and the suspect fled the scene.
Gardaí were alerted to the incidents and a search was conducted of the area by local Gardaí with assistance from the Armed Support Unit.
The offending man was located and arrested in the vicinity of St. Catherine’s Park and taken to Lucan Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.
A replica airsoft pistol and knife was seized by investigating Gardaí for a technical examination.