Women mugged in ‘frightening’ attacks in Limerick city

Eugene Phelan

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Eugene Phelan

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GARDAI have issued an appeal to the public to help find the culprits behind two “frightening” mugging cases in the city, where two women were attacked in separate incidents.

GARDAI have issued an appeal to the public to help find the culprits behind two “frightening” mugging cases in the city, where two women were attacked in separate incidents.

In the most recent attack on a female walking in the city, a large quantity of cash was taken.

Garda spokesperson Sinead Galvin described both incidents as “particularly frightening” for the injured women and appealed to the public for help in catching those responsible.

The most recent incident happened on Sunday last on Mulgrave Street, when a woman was walking home. She had got close to her door when a male approached her and grabbed a bag that she was carrying at the time.

“This bag contained a large quantity of cash and the culprit quickly left the scene. This incident happened very quickly and was another frightening ordeal for the injured party,” said Garda Galvin.

Gardai at Henry Street garda station are appealing to anyone that may be able to help in identifying the culprit in this incident. They can be contacted on 061 212400 or at any local garda station.

A very similiar incident also occurred on Tuesday May 21 last, at approximately 11.40pm that night.

“The injured party in this case was walking home from work in the Thomondgate area of Limerick city when she suddenly became aware that she was in fact being followed. A struggle ensued between the injured party and the culprit, with the culprit trying to grab the injured party’s bag. In this case the injured party managed to fight off her attacker and the culprit left empty handed,” Gda Galvin revealed.

“This was a particularly frightening experience for the injured party and the culprit in this case is described as being a tall male, wearing a blue hoodie with a white colour on the front of it. The culprit spoke with a Limerick accent,” added the garda.

Gardai at Mayorstone Park Garda Station are investigating this incident and would welcome any information or assistance that the public may have to offer and they can be contacted on 061 456980.

These are the latest in a number of mugging incidents in the city over the past number of months.