A 75-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a gang of youths in a car who pulled up beside her to snatch her handbag in Newbridge in the earlyhours of Sunday morning, June 18, as she returned from holiday, writes Paula Campbell.
The woman and her husband were walking down Station Road at 2.30am after they were dropped there by the airport bus while returing from a holiday.
A dark red car pulled in behind the elderly woman. The car's registration started with 02 OY. A young man who was sitting in the back with his hand out the window grabbed the lady's bag knocking her to the ground in the process as the car sped away.
She was taken to hospital straight away to be checked over. The bag contained mainly toiletries, perfumes, a wallet and some cash. If you have any information on this crime please contact Newbridge gardai on 045 431212.