Limerick youth ‘very shaken’ after being knocked to ground and robbed while walking

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Gardai at Henry Street are investigating

Gardai at Henry Street are investigating

GARDAI in Limerick are appealing for witnesses to a robbery incident which happened near the city centre at the weekend.

A 8.40pm last Friday – November 30 - a young man who was walking alone at Old Windmill Road was confronted by two males who asked him for a light.

The youth, who is aged in his late teens, was then forcefully grabbed and knocked to the ground by the culprits who took his mobile phone.

“Thankfully the young man wasn’t injured but he was very shaken,” said Sergeant Ber Leetch.

 Gardai at Henry Street are investigating the incident and are asking anybody who might have been in the area between 8.30pm and 9pm on Friday to make contact with them.

They are particularly anxious to speak with anyone who may have seen two males acting suspiciously before or after the incident took place.

In a separate incident, a mobile phone and headphones were robbed from a young man as he was walking home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The victim, who is aged in his early 20s, was walking at Catherine Place when he was confronted by a lone male at around 1.30am.

Gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating.