Follow Lovin Dublin

A Two-Year-Old Girl Was Taken From Her Buggy In A Dublin Shopping Centre Yesterday

By James Fenton

June 29, 2017 at 11:17am


A two-year-old girl was taken from her buggy in the Ilac Shopping Centre in Dublin yesterday afternoon, the Irish Independent is reporting. 

The incident occurred at about 5pm and the girl's mother Kelsey recounted the horror situation during a call to the FM 104 Phone Show last night:

“This man just walks right in front of Mia and picks her up under her two arms and goes to walk away.

“He thought I was so far away from her that he could just walk away from her…I reacted so fast though and dragged her back away from him.

“It just happened so quickly. It was two seconds and that was it."

Kelsey recalled that the man, believed to be in his 20s, responded by saying:

"He said 'I just want to kiss her. She reminds me of my daughter, I just want to kiss her.”

“You hear about these things online and on Facebook, but when it comes to your own doorstep it’s very frightening.”

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that the incident occurred and that statements were taken at the scene.

"CCTV shows that a man picked the child out of a pram and walked a short distance before the mother saw what was happening.

"He then returned with the child."

READ NEXT: Citizens' Assembly Set To Deliver Report On The 8th Amendment To Oireachtas Today


Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required


Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.