Elderly woman injured after attempted robbery at bus stop

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Gardaí in Irishtown are investigating the incident

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery of a woman in her 70s in Dublin yesterday.

The incident occurred at a bus stop on Newgrove Avenue, Sandymount, shortly before 7pm last night.

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

The woman managed to hold on to her bag but sustained a number of injuries and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.

Her injuries are not life threatening.

Gardaí are keen to speak to anyone who may have been at the bus stop on Newgrove Avenue last night or anyone with information is asked to contact Irishtown Garda Station on 01-6669600, the Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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