Old lady robbed in Newbridge while shopping

Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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Newbridge Gardai are looking for anyone with any information on an incident that saw a theft of a sum of money from an elderly lady at a shopping centre in Newbridge.

Newbridge Gardai are looking for anyone with any information on an incident that saw a theft of a sum of money from an elderly lady at a shopping centre in Newbridge.

The lady was out shopping on Friday, September 6 in the Whitewater Shopping Centre when she was approached by a young man who engaged her in a ‘random conversation’ between 11.30am and 11.50am. After the young man left the lady realised a substantial amount of money had been taken from her bag. Gardai have dubbed the incident as a ‘distraction theft’.

The incident took place in Marks and Spencers and the young man is described as aged 20 with a sallow complexion, well groomed, black hair and wearing beige trousers. Gardai are investigating the matter and currently reviewing all CCTV footage taken from the area at the time.

If you have any further information contact Newbridge Gardai on 045 431212