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Teen arrested after attempted hijacking

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 12:21pm

A man in his late teens has been arrested in relation to an attempted hijacking incident yesterday. The hijacking attempt took place on Monday evening in the city centre.

Shortly after 7pm yesterday, 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 being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
 

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