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Limerick gardai investigate attack on elderly woman

Mayorstone garda station

Mayorstone garda station

 

GARDAI are investigating an incident during which a woman in her 80s was knocked to the ground by a man who snatched her handbag.

According to gardai, the woman was walking on Iona Drive, North Circular Road at around 5.30pm last Saturday when she was approached by the culprit.

“The suspect in this case approached the woman from behind. He had a grey hoodie pulled over his face,” said crime prevention officer, Sergeant Justin McCarthy who added that the man, who was aged “19 or 20” fled on foot after taking the woman’s handbag.

“Again this was a traumatic experience for a very vulnerable person” said Sgt McCarthy who is appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

Mayorstone garda station can be contacted at (061) 456980.

 

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