Knife point rob­bery sus­pect ar­rested

Au­gust 1998

Bray People - - NEWS -

GAR­DAÍ in Bray have ar­rested a sus­pect fol­low­ing two rob­beries on suc­ces­sive nights in which young teenage girls were held up at knife­point. In the first in­ci­dent at 6.30 p.m. last Thurs­day, two lo­cal girls aged 14 and 15 were walk­ing along Strand Road when they were con­fronted and threat­ened by two fe­males.

They fled and found sanc­tu­ary in a nearby pub, from which they emerged some time later when they felt it was safe for them to do so, gar­daí said.

But while walk­ing along Quins­boro Road, they were again met by the two fe­males, one of whom on this oc­ca­sion pro­duced a knife with which they threat­ened their vic­tims.

They de­manded valu­ables from their vic­tims who handed over a ring and a shirt which they had pur­chased ear­lier in the day, to a to­tal value of £111.

The rob­bers then fled from the scene, leav­ing their vic­tims un­in­jured but very shaken, ac­cord­ing to gar­daí.

In a se­cond in­ci­dent the fol­low­ing af­ter­noon on Fri­day last, two more young teenage girls were also threat­ened dur­ing a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent.

On this oc­ca­sion the vic­tims, again aged 14 and 15, were walk­ing in Her­bert Park at about 1 p.m. when they were faced by two fe­males, who robbed them of a small amount of cash af­ter hold­ing them up at knife­point. Again the vic­tims were un­in­jured but shaken by their or­deal.

A se­nior of­fi­cer said on Mon­day that as a re­sult of a fol­low-up in­ves­ti­ga­tion by gar­daí, a 14-year-old fe­male was ar­rested oer the week­end and de­tained for ques­tion­ing in re­la­tion to the mat­ter be­fore be­ing re­leased.

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