TEENAGE GIRL IS MUGGED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT ON CHRISTMAS EVE
A TEENAGER suffered a traumatic ordeal in Greystones on Christmas Eve when she was mugged in the street mid-morning.
The 16-year-old girl was walking along St Vincent’s Road, The Burnaby, in Greystones at 11.30 a.m. last Wednesday when a man in his 30s or 40s dressed in black and wearing a grey woolly hat grabbed her from behind.
He threatened her and used foul language, according to Superintendent Pat Ward of Bray Garda Station.
The victim did not catch what kind of accent he had.
Supt Ward said that the man assaulted the girl and pushed her onto the ground.
He told her to hand over her property, but the teenager bravely fought back.
A couple driving past the scene noticed what was going on and stopped to help the young lady.
The man ran away and, although they chased him, he got away. The man got into a blue car with an 03 WW registration.
The Superintendent said that the car drove off at speed and it may in fact be a Daewoo. The teenager was not injured in the attack. The attacker did not get away with any of the girls’ belongings.
‘She’s okay, just very shaken after what happened,’ said Supt Ward, adding that the girl lives locally.
Gardai are investigating the incident fully and are appealing to members of the public to come forward.
Anyone who witnessed what unfolded or has any information is urged to contact Greystones Garda Station on (01) 6665800 or the garda confidential line 1800 666 111.
St Vincent’s Road in Greystones where the teenager was approached.