Man in late teens arrested after failed hijacking attempt on car at Grand Parade in Cork 3 weeks ago

Man in late teens arrested after failed hijacking attempt on car at Grand Parade in Cork

The man demanded the occupants of the car drive him to a destination. The car remained stationary. The man then fled from the scene.

A man in his late teens has been arrested after a failed attempt to hijack a car at Grand Parade in Cork on Monday evening (20 July).

Shortly after 7pm on Monday, 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, Gardaí say, 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.