It’s feared the culprit is an anti-abortion extremist who is targeting cars with pro-choice stickers from last year’s Repeal the Eighth referendum.
The Evening Echo reported yesterday that gardaí were looking into seven cases of criminal damage to cars across the north side of the city, but another victim of the tyre-slasher has now emerged on South Mall in the city centre.
CCTV footage from the South Mall incident showed a lone man targeting a car and slashing all four tyres in approximately 20 seconds.
Superintendent Mick Comyns said gardaí are investigating the idea that the incidents are linked but said it was still unclear. Gardaí are putting on additional patrols in areas affected.
The woman whose car was targeted on South Mall said that she was nervous and afraid after seeing the footage.
“It was one guy in a tracksuit with a scarf over his face. He came up and stabbed the four tyres. It was very quick. It was scary. He knew exactly which car he was going for.”
“I think he had picked it out and came back. It was very aggressive.”