GARDAI have issued an appeal for information about two separate robbery incidents in Limerick city over the past week.
The first incident happened shortly before midnight last Thursday when a young man was set upon by three youths as he was walking at South Claughan Road, Garryowen.
According to gardai, the victim, who was pushing a bike and had a rucksack on his back, was assaulted by the culprits who dragged him to the ground and went through his pockets.
“After they had searched him they took all his property, including his bike, laptop and mobile phone. This was a very frightening experience for this man,” said Garda Denise Haverty.
The bike, which was stolen by the culprits was made by GIANT and was grey and white in colour.
Separately, Gardai at Roxboro Road are seeking help from the public following an attempted robbery over the Bank Holiday weekend.
A woman left a shop in Rossa Avenue and was followed by a man who was driving a dark red or wine coloured car.
The woman, who was driving a small white van, travelled along Mulgrave Street, Bengal Terrace and onto Kilmallock Road before stopping.
The man then approached the women’s van, smashed the window and tried to take her handbag.
However, the man was unsuccessful and escaped empty-handed.
According to gardai, the culprit’s car had a 07-D registration.