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IrelandHeroic homeowner holds off 'thugs' while at knifepoint in early morning attack in North Dublin

12:45  12 june  2019
12:45  12 june  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Heroic homeowner holds off 'thugs' while at knifepoint in early morning attack in North Dublin © Collins Gardai are investigating

A heroic homeowner halted 'thugs' from stealing his jeep after they broke into his house in North Dublin.

The attackers held the man at knifepoint on Tuesday morning in the Chapelwood area of Dublin 15.

The two thieves gained access to the home just after 7:45am and stole keys to the vehicle.

But, after a brave effort from the occupant of the house, the two burglars were unsuccessful in their robbery.

He "disturbed the intruders" and despite being threatened by a knife, he did enough to force them off the property before gardaí arrived.

A spokeswoman for the gardaí said that: "Both men fled the scene in a waiting vehicle and investigations are ongoing."

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A frightened neighbour said that they had set up a WhatsApp group for the estate in order to connect the greater Hollystown area with the neighbourhood watch group.

She warned residents to "be vigilant and don't hesitate to report suspicious behaviour."

She added: "I would also recommend contacting your local representatives to demand better policing in the area."

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A passing taxi driver who saw the attack ran in to help the young man who was rushed to Temple Street Hospital . The driver also attempted to chase after the two culprits. Gardai have described his injuries as "serious but not life-threatening" telling Dublin Live the investigation is ongoing. © Google Glasnevin Avenue A spokesperson said: "Gardai are investigating an assault that occurred on Glasnevin Avenue D11 on the 7th June 2019 at approximately  21.40pm. "A male in his teens was allegedly assaulted by 2 other youths who also stole his bike.

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