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Robbery from the person, Blackrock, Co. Dublin on the on the 27/7/20

The Gardaí at Blackrock are investigating a robbery that occurred at Fairyhill, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock on the 27th July 2020 at approximately 6 pm. The women was walking along a footpath at the Fairyhill housing estate when she became the victim of a robbery. As the women walked along she noticed a man on the opposite side of the road, which she acknowledged by nodding at him. Moments later the women heard footsteps approaching her from behind and felt pressure around her neck. 

The victim then felt her handbag being grabbed and as a result she fell to the ground causing an injury to her shoulder. The suspect then ran away in the direction of Newtown Park Avenue. The woman contacted the emergency services for assistance.

Description of suspect:

20 – 30 years
5 8” -5 9” height
Stocky/muscular build
Red face
Reddish brown hair
Clean shaven 


Light coloured jumper with long sleeves
Possibly wearing jeans 

Garda Appeal:

  • Were you in the vicinity of Newtown Park Avenue / Fairyhill estate between 5.30pm and 6pm on Monday July 27th and did you see anything suspicious?
  • Did you see a man matching the suspect’s description?
  • Did you see this man in the company of anyone else?
  • Did you see any suspicious vehicles in the area at the time or before the crime took place?
  • Do you recognize the man described in the Evo-fit?
  • Were you driving in the area and do you have dashcam footage? 

Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5200

Robbery from the person, Blackrock, Co. Dublin on 27.7.20