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02/08/2021

Man arrested following attempted armed car hijacking

Man arrested following attempted armed car hijacking

Gardaí have arrested a man in relation to an attempted car hijacking incident in Cork City on Monday evening.

Shortly after 7pm a man approached a car that was parked on Grand Parade and threatened the two occupants. He demanded that they drive him to a destination and jumped into the back seat of the car where he produced what is believed to be a knife.
 
The car remained stationary and the man ran from the scene in the direction of Bishop Lucy Park. No person was injured during the incident.

The incident was reported to Gardaí in Anglesea Street and a description of the suspect was circulated to all Gardaí in the area.

Members of the City Centre Policing Unit in Cork City carried out a patrol of the area and arrested a man, aged in his late teens.

He was brought to Bridewell Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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