TEENAGE GIRL IS MUGGED IN BROAD DAY­LIGHT ON CHRIST­MAS EVE

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

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.

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