Gardai appeal for witnesses as woman is killed after robbery in Dalkey

by Gary Ibbotson

GARDAI in Dun Laoghaire are appealing for witnesses after a getaway car driven by thieves ran over two women in their 50s, killing one in the process.

In a statement, Gardai says at approximately 9:20pm last night, “a number of males entered a convenience store on Barnhill Road, Dalkey.

“It’s understood they threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash.

“They left the scene in car that was involved in a collision with two female pedestrians’ moments later at the junction of Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road, Killiney.

“They abandoned the car at the scene of the collision and fled on foot.”

One of the victims, 54, was taken to St Vincent’s University Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The other pedestrian was also taken to St Vincent’s but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Gardai say the occupants of the car have yet to be found and searches in the area are continuing.

It is understood no-one was physically armed in the initial raid.

“Crime scenes are currently preserved on both Barnhill Road and Ballinclea Road / Avondale Road.

“The services of Garda forensic collision investigators and local scenes of crime officers have been requested,” says the Gardai.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 666 5000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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