Young Dublin Hero Stops Thief From Grabbing Woman’s Bag

David Layde
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Gardai are on the look out for a thief after the coward failed to rob a handbag from a woman. Dublin Live reports that the robbery was foiled by a young schoolboy in South Dublin.

The incident occurred in Nutgrove, Rathfarnham with the thief fleeing the scene after he jumped over a wall close to Nutgrove Shopping Centre.

A girl also ran after the thief. The brave girl hopped over the wall after the man while other locals remained with the elderly lady and phoned gardai.

In a post on a local Facebook group, the proud mam of the 13-year-old said the incident took place at the bus stop outside the shopping centre between 5 and 6 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd. The mother of the heroic schoolchild wrote:

“This evening my son saved an elderly woman from being robbed by a local teenager wondering if anyone has made an appeal for witnesses. The teen dropped the bag and my son gave it back to the lad. I hope she’s OK.”

A woman commented on the post adding that she also witnessed the robbery and praised everyone who helped.

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