Saturday 24 June 2017

Woman assaulted by man impersonating garda after being stopped by car with blue flashing light

The man then left the scene in the Ford Mondeo which was driven by a second man
The man then left the scene in the Ford Mondeo which was driven by a second man
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A woman has been hospitalised following an aggravated robbery by a man who impersonated a garda.

The woman was driving to work shortly before 6.30am yesterday morning when she was stopped by a dark coloured Ford Mondeo in Co Wexford.

A blue flashing light was placed on the car to give the impression that it was a garda car, but this was not the case.

When the woman stopped at Corramacorra Junction, Murrintown, the passenger of the vehicle - who was impersonating a garda - approached her.

He threatened the woman before stealing a sum of money from her.

She was assaulted during the incident and was taken to Wexford General Hospital for medical treatment. 

The man then left the scene in the Ford Mondeo which was driven by a second man in the direction of Murrintown.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses that may have seen a dark coloured car fitting this description in and around the area this morning or to anyone that may be able to assist the gardai with this investigation.

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