TWO houses had to be evacuated after a malicious prank nearly turned deadly in the early hours of Thursday morning.
93 and 94 Garybawn Avenue had be evacuated after vandals set fire to a wheelie bin in the early hours of the morning. The fire in the bin, however, spread to beneath a car parked in the drive.
The back end of the car caught fire, causing thousands of euros worth of damage. The fire brigade were called out to fight the blaze, with both houses having to be evacuated for safety reasons.
Luckily for the residents, it appears that there was not a sufficient amount of petrol in the burnt out car to cause an explosion.
“House to house inquiries were conducted in the area and CCTV footage will be investigated.” Gardaí are also seeking the public’s assistance with this attack would ask anyone with information to contact them on 1800666111.
Elsewhere on the nearby Red Barns Road, Gardaí are investigating a mugging incident which occured on the 17 January.
At approximately 8.15pm a man was approached three men wearing hoodies on the road. The three males were described as in their early twenties, two of whom were six feet, one of which was wearing a green hoodie, while a third man was shorter.
The shorter man brandished a knife and demanded the shocked man’s wallet and his Blackberry phone, which he was forced to hand over. Gardaí are are also looking for the public’s help in relation to this matter.