Woman and children threatened by armed robber in Dublin daylight carjacking

The junction of Zion Rd and Orwell Rd, Terenure. Picture: Google Street View

A woman and her two children were threatened by an armed robber this afternoon in a Dublin suburb when their vehicle was carjacked.

The incident occurred at approximately 3.40pm when the car, a grey BMW estate, was stopped at traffic lightsat the junction of Zion Rd and Orwell Rd in Terenure.

A man claiming to have a weapon got into the back of the car, threatened the woman and demanded money from her.

The man ordered the woman to drive to her house and retrieve bank cards, which she did. He then informed her to drive to an ATM at the AIB Bank in Rathgar and demanded that she withdraw money from the ATM. He then forced her to drive the car to Portobello at which point he left the car.

The driver and the children were uninjured during the incident.

The culprit is described as being about 5'9" in height, with shaved dark hair, unshaven, medium build wearing a dark wax type jacket and dark scarf.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Terenure Garda station on 01 6666400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Gardaí are particularly appealing for anyone who may have been close to the junction of Zion Rd and Orwell Rd around 3.40pm and saw a suspicious male hanging around. The woman claims that she sounded the car horn when the male jumped into the back of her car.

Gardaí are also appealing for anyone who may have seen unusual behavior around the ATM at the AIB Bank in Rathgar at approximately 4.05pm to 4.10pm to contact them.

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