Knife point robbery suspect arrested
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.