Monday 22 September 2014

Girls mugged in Greenlanes

Published 19/03/2014 | 05:28

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The two girls were left shaken and unharmed after being mugged by a man and woman in their 20s at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Two teenage girls were mugged and robbed of their mobile phones in Greenlanes at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.

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The girls, aged 12 and 15, were said to have been shaken but unharmed after being threatened by a man and woman in their 20s.

It was said to have been a frightening experience for the two teens and gardaí say they are following a definite line of enquiry

Staff of Eagleton's shoe shop in Shop Street were said to have been shaken after a man entered the store at around 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday evening, and is alleged to have threatened them with what appeared to be a syringe.

A sum of cash was handed over and the man escaped on foot.

Gardaí on patrol in the Moneymore area a short time later arrested a man.

One man has been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

Meanwhile, the attack on a Mathews coach last week has been condemned by local gardaí and the management of the company.

Matthews Coaches are treating an attack on their Dublin bus service in Drogheda 'very seriously'.

A large stone was thrown at the window of the coach as it left Drogheda at the Donore Road stop.

The incident took place at around 8.30 p.m. last Wednesday night.

A spokesman said there were no injuries or damage done as the vehicles are fitted with high security windows.

However they treat any assault on their coaches seriously.

Local gardaí have also denouced the incident.

'I have to condemn this as a highly dangerous act,' said Supt. Gerry Smith of Drogheda garda station.

'It is not just reckless behaviour which could result in injuries to passengers, it could also cause a serious traffic accident too.'

He says local gardaí will be paying 'close attention' to youths in the area who are thought to have carried out the attack.

'This has happened before, and now that it has taken place again, we will be concentrating on the area,' he concluded.

Drogheda Independent

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