Teenager arrested and charged in connection with violent Clondalkin mugging

By Mary Dennehy

A MALE in his late teens has been arrested and charged in connection with three attempted armed robbery incidents in Clondalkin over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, which included the violent mugging of a woman in Mill Park on Good Friday. 

Gardai have this evening confirmed that an 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the attempted robbery and assault of a woman in her thirties in the Mill Park area of Clondalkin at around 10pm last Friday, March 30. 

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As reported by The Echo, the victim received multiple, non-life threatening stab wounds to her hand and leg and was treated at Tallaght Hospital. 

According to a Garda spokesperson, the 18-year-old has also been charged with an attempted armed robbery at a food outlet on the Old Nangor Road on Saturday, March 31, at around 10pm and an armed robbery at a premises on the Ninth Lock Road in Clondalkin on Sunday, April 1, at approximately 10pm. 

According to a Garda statement: "A search of the Grand Canal area of the Fonthill Road was carried out on 1st April 2018 by gardai assisted by the Air Support Unit and the regional Armed Response Unit.

"A man was arrested and detained under Section 4 at Clondalkin Garda Station in relation to the incidents outlined above.

"He was subsequently charged with Assault Causing Harm, and three counts of Attempted Robbery."

The 18-year-old appeared at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Monday, April 2, at 10:30am and was remanded to Cloverhill Prison.

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