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EVOFIT - Attempted Hijacking of a Car in Dublin 17 on 15/3/21


Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating an attempted hijacking of a car on Saturday 15 May 2021 (7.30am) at Barry’s Court Road, Coolock, Dublin 17. The female victim was stopped by two males who she believed to be plain clothes Gardaí. One suspect was standing in the middle of the road while the second was standing beside a silver Hyundai i40 at what the victim believed to be a Garda check point.

During the incident one of the suspects directed the victim by means of hand signals to stop her car. As she rolled down her window an attempt was made to take the keys from the ignition by leaning in through the driver’s window. As the victim tried to flee the scene she received scratches to her cheek and neck.

Description of suspect 1:

Age; late 30’s to early 40’s

Bald/balding, with no facial hair

Approximately 5’8”

Wearing a grey coloured jumper, navy or dark trousers, dark coloured shoes or boots

What appeared to be a navy gilet or similar styled item of clothing which is described as appearing to be an official Garda stab vest.

No Garda signage or uniform was observed during this incident. 

Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station, tel: (01) 666 4200