Arrest in connection with assault of 89 year old woman

Fintan Walsh

Reporter:

Fintan Walsh

Garda
A MAN in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault and robbery of an 89-year-old pensioner, which occurred in Rosbrien in Limerick a number of weeks ago.

A MAN in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault and robbery of an 89-year-old pensioner, which occurred in Rosbrien in Limerick a number of weeks ago.

The 25-year-old was arrested yesterday evening and is currently being detained at Roxboro Road garda station.

At 10.30pm, Sunday, August 2, the elderly woman was attacked outside her home, moments after being dropped off by a taxi after spending an evening playing Bingo.

The attack left the woman in a “serious condition” and she was immediately brought to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

Investigating gardai believe that the culprit was waiting for her as she got out of a taxi, and attacked her as she entered her house.

He hid out of sight as a taxi left the area. The woman was knocked to the ground and her handbag was stolen.

According to a man who helped the woman after the attack, the taxi driver had just turned around the corner when the incident happened. The driver returned to the scene and assisted the woman with the witness and a neighbour.

The 25-year-old is the second person to be arrested in connection with the incident. The male arrested on August 3 was released without charge, and a file is being prepared for the DPP.