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Witness Appeal - Car Hijacking Incidents in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Issue Date: 14th April 2024

Gardaí in Clondalkin investigating serious incidents that occurred on the R136 at Grange Castle Road on Saturday, April 13th 2024, are appealing for witnesses.

Shortly after 9 pm, Gardaí received reports of a man attempting to hijack a car unsuccessfully. He subsequently approached a second car, removed the owner, and drove away from the scene.

Following a managed containment operation involving local Garda units attached to the  Clondalkin District and Armed Support Unit (ASU), the car was intercepted on the Katherine Tynan Road in Tallaght a short time later.

A male in his 30s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a Garda station in West Dublin.

Gardaí appeal to anyone who was in the Grange Castle Road area of Clondalkin at approximately 9 pm on Saturday, April 13th, 2024, and who may have witnessed these incidents to come forward. Additionally, they are appealing for those with camera footage, including dash cam footage, from the location at the time to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01-6667600, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.