Gardai investigate attack on woman for handbag in Tallaght

Gardai investigate attack on woman for handbag in Tallaght

Gardai in Tallaght have launched an investigation after an attempt was made to steal a woman’s handbag from her last night in Kingswood.

The terrifying incident happened near Sylvan Avenue at approximately 8:10pm, just after the woman had got off the Luas.

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The 18-year-old victim was approached by a man and woman as she was walking to her home – with the woman then attacking her and attempting to take her bag.

The woman is described as being in her 30s or 40s, with long black hair, and wearing a blue jumper/tracksuit top and jeans.

Speaking with Echo.ie this morning the woman’s mother said her daughter is understandably still “quite shook” after the incident.

In a statement released to Echo.ie, a Garda spokesperson said: “We are investigating an incident at Kingswood where an attempt was made to steal a handbag at .8.10pm. 

“The suspected offender is described as a woman in her 30s or 40s, with black hair, wearing a blue jumper and jeans.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda station on immediately on 01-6666000.