Tuesday 20 August 2019

Woman (63) left 'devastated' after possessions worth over €400 robbed on her way to work

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Gardai are investigating after a woman (63) was left “in shock” after she was robbed on her way to work in Co Dublin.

The incident occurred at Northwood Court in Ballymun shortly after 8:15am on December 13.

The 63-year-old woman was believed to be walking along the main road when two men in a silver car approached her.

According to gardai the woman was walking from her car to a near-by building when one man got out of the car and stole the woman’s handbag.

A phone valued at €400 was in the bag among personal possessions.

Gardai in Ballymun later arrested two men but they were released without charge.

Gardai said they are investigating and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Local Ballymun Councillor Noeleen Reilly told Independent.ie that the woman was left “devastated” after the incident.

“She was absolutely devastated and in shock. The community in Ballymun came together to help raise some money for her. We were able to raise over €400, so we put some money on her gas account because we noticed her house was cold.

“It’s shocking that somebody would do something like this.”

Cllr Reilly said the woman was most upset about her miraculous medals that were stolen.

"They mean nothing to anybody else but her. They were in her bag when it was stolen and she's very upset."

She said the woman is afraid to leave her house after the incident.

“I went to visit her this morning with some groceries and she’s absolutely devastated and afraid to leave the house.

“It’s disgraceful that somebody would do this.”

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