Gardai in Newcastle West are investigating
GARDAI are appealing for information after a young man was threatened at knifepoint and robbed after getting off a bus in Newcastle West.
According to gardai, the incident happened at around 12.50am on Monday.
“He (the victim) started to walk towards his destination when he noticed someone following him. He quickened his pace but suddenly this stranger started running towards him. The stranger caught up with him and threatened him with a knife,” said Garda John Finnerty.
The victim was ordered to hand over his wallet and after he did so, the culprit fled in the direction of Sheehan’s Road. The victim wasn’t physically injured but was traumatised by the incident.
The culprit was wearing grey pants with a black top which contained a hoody.
“This incident was quite distressing for the victim. We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this incident to come forward to assist the Gardai in Newcastle West with their enquiries. There would have been other people who disembarked from this bus around the same time who may have seen this incident unfolding,” said Garda Finnerty.
Newcastle West garda station can be contacted at 069 20650.
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