The car in question, as snapped by one of the sisters

GARDAI in Blanchardstown are hunting a suspected sex pest after a man approached two sisters and tried to lure them into his car.

 

Officers have issued an appeal for information after the predator pulled up beside the girls – one in her 20s, and one a teenager – and began touching himself.

 

The attempted abduction happened near the Power City roundabout close to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Wednesday, January 31.

 

Orla Mahony (25) told Dublin Gazette: “We were walking to my gym in Coolmine. A car passed us really slowly, pressing down on the horn for around a minute straight, then beeping and stopping repeatedly.

 

“He drove alongside us then roared at us to ‘Get into the f***ing car’. He had his hand down his trousers.”

 

A garda spokesman told Dublin Gazette: “Investigations are ongoing.”

 

The two girls have described the driver of the silver Golf as being in his 30s with a tan complexion and of stocky build. He had black or dark brown hair and a beard.

 

The car drove alongside the sisters before skidding into the bus lane and pulling up beside them.

 

Orla said: “I initially thought it was a friend or someone messing. Then the window came down and a man started screaming at us ‘Get in the car. I’ll give yous a lift home. Where are yous going?’

Orla said: “I initially thought it was a friend or someone messing. Then the window came down and a man started screaming at us ‘Get in the car. I’ll give yous a lift home. Where are yous going?’

 

“I started screaming, telling him to go away, and he got really aggressive and started screaming ‘Get in the f***ing car now’ over and over.

 

“I opened my phone and took a picture of the car while my sister called 999. We realised he had his hands down his trousers.

 

“We ran to the gym while on the phone to emergency services, and he drove up and around the roundabout four or five times, following us.”

 

Others – including two teenage girls and a teenage boy in Mulhuddart – have since contacted the sisters to report similar incidents by somebody matching the man’s description, but gardai say they are not aware of these.

 

Inspector Anthony Twomey at Blanchardstown Garda Station said: “We’ve taken statements from the two girls involved and we’ll be following up with details of the car.

 

“We would be appealing for any witnesses who might have been in the area at the time to come forward.”

 

Orla is now urging others to be vigilant. She warned: “Just in case any girls or women are walking around, please be careful – it can happen to anyone.

 

“There were two of us, and he wasn’t afraid to do it, so please be careful.”

 

Separately, gardai have confirmed they are investigating after a 10-year-old boy was allegedly approached by a stranger and asked to get into a car in Rush on Saturday morning.

 

The terrified youngster ran into a local supermarket and sought help from staff after the incident on Whitestown Road shortly after midday.