Man arrested and replica firearm seized after attempted robberies in Lucan
A knife was also seized.
Gardaí have arrested one man and seized a replica firearm following two incidents of attempted robbery in Lucan in Dublin.
At around 1pm on Wednesday (22 December), a man was walking in St. Catherine's Park when he was threatened by a man who was holding a suspected firearm and demanded the keys to his vehicle.
The man did not comply and the suspect fled the scene.
A short time later, the suspect approached a woman walking in the same park and produced the suspected firearm while demanding the keys to her vehicle.
The female did not comply and the suspect fled the scene again.
Alerted to the incidents, a search was conducted of the area by local Gardaí with assistance from the Armed Support Unit.
A man was then located and arrested in the vicinity of St. Catherine’s Park and taken to Lucan Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.
A replica airsoft pistol and knife was seized by investigating Gardaí for a technical examination.
Investigations into the attempted robberies are ongoing.