Pensioner robbed outside Limerick funeral home

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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GARDAI are appealing for information after an elderly woman was threatened and robbed as she attended a removal service in the city centre.

GARDAI are appealing for information after an elderly woman was threatened and robbed as she attended a removal service in the city centre.

The woman, who is aged in her 80s was approached by a man as she was standing outside a funeral home at Gerald Griffin Street. The incident happened at around 10.30 last Saturday morning.

According to gardai, the man demanded money from the woman before taking a number of items from the pocket of her zimmerframe.

The culprit, who is described as being about 5’ 11”, in height escaped in a silver car possibly a BMW.

According to gardai, the thief did not get any money. “It was an extremely frightening and upsetting incident for the elderly lady,” said a gardai spokesperson who described the offence as “cowardly”.

Gardai at Henry Street station (above) are investigating.