Young thugs beat up Good Samaritan after spree of car-jackings and crashes
A good Samaritan was badly beaten up by two thugs after he stopped his vehicle to help because their car had crashed.
The thugs were carrying out a crime spree that resulted in crashing three vehicles after hijacking them.
Last night, two young suspects, with addresses in south Dublin and north Kildare, were in garda custody after officers found them walking along a road outside Naas, Co Kildare.
Gardaí were alerted to the spree after they got a call about a car being hijacked at the Maudlins roundabout on the northern edge of the town at 5.45am yesterday.
The thugs' blue Mitsubishi Carisma saloon had broken down on the M7 at the Naas exit. They flagged down a silver VW Polo, forcing the female motorist from her vehicle and hijacking it.
Minutes later they crashed the Polo at the roundabout entrance to the Kerry Group premises in the Millennium Park at Osberstown.
A passing motorist, in his early 60s, stopped to help and was subjected to what gardaí described as a savage, unprovoked attack. He was left lying on the roadway while the thieves drove off in his van, owned by Noonan Security.
The thieves made their way to the M7 business park where they crashed into another vehicle. At this stage gardaí had received several calls from early morning commuters and carried out a search in the Newhall area.
Officers found two men, matching the descriptions of the thugs, walking along the road and they were being quizzed last night. The van driver was taken to Naas Hospital where he was treated for suspected broken ribs and other injuries.