Thursday 22 August 2019

Man recently released from prison arrested after spree of robberies against women

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Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

A criminal who more than 100 convictions who was recently released from prison has been arrested after a number of women were robbed.

Gardai believe the 42-year-old thug has been involved in up to five robberies specifically targeting women in south Dublin in recent days.

The man who has more than 100 previous criminal convictions, was arrested following another theft in Crumlin today.

Sources said the suspect has just been released from prison where he was serving a separate jail sentence for injuring a woman who he robbed of almost €1,000 of goods.

“This man is linked to up to five robberies and handbag snatches of women in recent days. He was arrested by gardai after a robbery in the Crumlin area today,” said the source.

The latest incident took place close to the suspect’s home. He is in custody at Sundrive Road Garda Station.

He has previous convictions for burglary, drugs, and firearms offenses.

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