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Woman in her 70s hospitalised after attempted robbery at Dublin bus stop

Gardaí in Irishtown are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery.

Image: Newgrove Avenue, Sandymount via Google Maps

A WOMAN IN her 70s has been taken to hospital after being injured when a man tried to steal her handbag at a bus stop.

It happened on Newgrove Avenue in Sandymount shortly before 7pm yesterday evening.

The woman was approached man in his 20s who, following a struggle to get her handbag, made off with nothing.

The woman managed to hold onto her bag but sustained a number of injuries and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment. Gardaí say her injuries are not life threatening.

Gardaí in Irishtown are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have been at the bus stop on Newgrove Avenue last night or anyone with information to contact Irishtown Garda Station on 01 666 9600, The Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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