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IrelandGardaí investigating after three teenage girls armed with large knife attack taxi driver

18:45  06 april  2019
18:45  06 april  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Gardaí investigating after three teenage girls armed with large knife attack taxi driver © Google Maps Bridge Street in Clongriffin

Gardaí are investigating after three girls armed with a large knife tried to hold up a cab driver in north Dublin last night.

The taxi driver had just dropped off a customer in the Clongriffin area shortly after 10:30pm when the three hooded thugs jumped into the back of his cab.

The alert cabbie demanded that the girls pull down their hoods, telling the trio that he wasn’t going anywhere unless they did.

At that point one of the women pulled out a large knife and threatened the man, who quickly got out of his taxi.

Gardaí investigating after three teenage girls armed with large knife attack taxi driver © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Clongriffin

The armed woman then jumped in front of the car, and a struggle ensued in which the taxi driver managed to get the blade off the girl.

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The man driving the taxi was rushed to hospital with the assistance of Hamilton Paramedics where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury caused by the knife and is expected to The suspect used the knife to assault the driver before running away from the taxi without stealing anything.

Gardaí are investigating the robbery and unlawful taking of a taxi that occurred at approximately 12:45am in the Drogheda area this morning. Gardaí are also appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who was in the Termonfeckin Road are of Drogheda between 12

However the brave driver suffered cuts to his hands in the attack, while the three teens fled.

Gardaí were called and immediately began hunting for the thugs.

They said in a statement: "Gardaí are investigating the attempted hijacking of a car on Bridge St, Clongriffin, Coolock.

"The incident occurred on the 4th April 2019 at approximately 10.30pm. Three females in their teens allegedly threatened the taxi driver and attempted to take the car.

"The females left the scene on foot and the man received a minor injury to his hand. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing."

Gardaí investigating after three teenage girls armed with large knife attack taxi driver © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Bridge St Clongriffin

The taxi man's distraught partner took to social media to warn other drivers that the three were at large .

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GARDAÍ investigating the murder of Mikolaj Wilk in Cork last weekend have appealed for a taxi driver who was in the area to come forward. The driver picked up three women at a pub in the Wilton area through a booking on a Taxi app and drove to Waterfall, dropping two of the women along the way.

Below her warning, one man said this terrifying attack highlighted the need for a garda station in the area.

He commented: "This is atrocious behaviour. We are campaigning for a Garda station for the Clongriffin area at the moment and these kind of incidents (if reported) only make a more compelling case to get something set up.

"I take taxis regularly and the Dublin drivers are an amazing bunch of people, really glad the driver got out okay and unscathed. Look after yourselves out there and stay safe."

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