Vicious Athy mugging

A woman was mugged in the driveway of her home at McDonald Drive in Athy on Sunday February 3 at 9pm.

A woman was mugged in the driveway of her home at McDonald Drive in Athy on Sunday February 3 at 9pm.

The lady was approached by a man and he demanded she hand over her handbag.

He ripped the jacket off the woman and took her hand bag and made off in the direction of Kildare.

Luckily the lady was unhurt although she was shaken by the incident.

The man only got a small amount of cash and cards.

He is described as being 5ft 9 inches in height and was wearing a grey hoodie with navy on the sleeves.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area on the night in question should contact gardai in Athy.