‘Be streetwise’: Limerick garda warning after handbag stolen from child’s buggy

Gardai  in Limerick are warning the public about protecting personal property like phones, wallets and handbags

Gardai in Limerick are warning the public about protecting personal property like phones, wallets and handbags

GARDAI in Limerick are warning the public about protecting personal property like phones, wallets and handbags.

It comes as a woman had a handbag stolen while she was out shopping in the city.

Gardai said the woman, who was in a shop on William Street in the city at 3.30pm last Thursday, October 25, had her handbag hanging from her child’s buggy when it was taken.

“When she went to get her purse she realised that somebody had taken it,” said a garda spokesperson.

“Another lady left her purse down on the shop counter for a second and a young male grabbed it and ran off with it,” added the spokesperson of a separate incident.

Gardai also noted that a lady in County Limerick had a phone taken from a locker and urged people to keep property “very close at all times, these thieves are very very quick and they look like you and me so be street wise, be aware of who is near you or more importantly who is too near to you, it only takes a second to take a phone or purse from a bag or pocket”.