Sunday 21 January 2018

Man impersonating garda stops and robs elderly motorist on roadside

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Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A MAN impersonating a member of the gardai stopped and robbed an elderly man on a rural road this afternoon.

At around 4.45pm the motorist was stopped by a jeep at Creeve, near Scotch Corner in Co Monaghan.

The elderly motorist was then approached by a man impersonating a garda and robbed of his wallet.

The robber then made his escape in the jeep.

A search was conducted for the vehicle by gaidai from Monaghan.

The jeep, now known to be stolen, was later located at Corlust, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan and a man in his 50s arrested.

A second man, in his 40s, was arrested afterwards in Creighanroe, Castleblayney.

Both are currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Monaghan Garda Station.

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