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15-year-old hijacks taxi at knifepoint in Terenure, then crashes in Cabra

It’s the second such attack in Terenure in the space of 48 hours. A woman’s car was hijacked in the suburb on Friday afternoon.

Image: James Horan/Photocall Ireland

A TEENAGER HAS been arrested after a taxi was hijacked at knife-point early this morning.

It happened at around 5.25am, when the taxi stopped to pick up a fare on Terenure Road North.

A 15-year-old youth got in, threatened the driver with a knife, demanded money and told the driver to get out.

He then drove the car off in the direction of the city centre. It collided with another car on the far side of the Liffey, at the Old Cabra Road in Dublin 7, at around 5.45.

The teenager fled the scene, but was arrested by gardaí nearby.

He’s been taken for questioning to Rathmines Garda Station. Gardaí say no-one was injured in the course of the incident.

This is the second such attack in the settled south Dublin suburb of Terenure in the space of 48 hours.

On Friday afternoon, a man hijacked a woman’s car in the area while her two children were inside.

He claimed that he had a weapon, and made the woman drive to her home and retrieve bank cards. He then forced her to drive to an ATM at the AIB bank in Rathgar, and demanded that she withdraw money.

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