Cash stolen from elderly man by bogus tradesmen on outskirts of Limerick

David Hurley

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Cash stolen from elderly man by bogus tradesmen on outskirts of Limerick

Mayorstone gardai are investigating the distraction theft

A LARGE amount of cash was stolen during a ‘distraction theft’ on the outskirts of the city.

According to gardai two bogus tradesmen called to a house at School Road, Parteen where an elderly man resides last Saturday at 1pm.

“They showed false ID to the owner of the house and convinced him that he needed trees cut around his house. While one man started a chainsaw the second thief went into the house with the owner to collect the cash for the job,” said Garda John Finnerty.

“This thief distracted the owner of the house whilst at the same time the second thief ran into the house and took a large sum of cash from within. At this stage both thieves left the house and the area,” he added.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact gardai at Mayorstone station.