GARDAI have launched a public appeal for information in an effort to locate a car, which they believe has been used in recent several crimes.
The green Volkswagen Golf, has been spotted at a number of different locations with false Irish and Northern Ireland number plates.
“We want to speak to the users of this car in relation to three incidents that took place in Limerick this week,” said crime prevention officer, Sgt Brian Broderick.
During one incident at Cluain Dara, Ennis Road last Friday night, a man grabbed a handbag from the front seat of a car when the driver stopped the vehicle.
“The bag contained a sum of cash as well as some bank cards. The culprit escaped in a dark coloured Golf with a 01 registration,” said Sgt Broderick
Two further incident happened in the Castleconnell area over the past week.
During one incident, the back passenger window of a blue Ford Focus was smashed and a black Mac Book Pro laptop was stolen while during a second incident, a woman was sitting in her car when the front passenger door was opened by a youth who grabbed her handbag.
“The black bag contained a black Nokia mobile phone, a sum of cash and some bank cards. The thief was wearing a white jumper with a blue rib on the side. He then ran to a waiting dark coloured Golf,” said a garda spokesman.
A dark-coloured Golf has also been spotted in County Tipperary in recent days.
“It is most likely the same group of criminals using this car, that have been responsible for a considerable number of crimes in Limerick and surrounding counties recently. We would again ask for the public’s assistance in tracking down the users of this car any anyone observing a car of this description acting suspiciously,” said Sgt Broderick.