Pensioner robbed in Tipp Town

Aileen Hahesy

Reporter:

Aileen Hahesy

Two youths robbed a purse from a 70 year-old woman in Tipperary Town last Saturday afternoon.

Two youths robbed a purse from a 70 year-old woman in Tipperary Town last Saturday afternoon.

The elderly woman was robbed while walking at the back of the Spar store between Fr Matthew Street and Pearse Park in Tipperary at 3.05pm.

They stopped the pensioner and asked her the time and when she opened her handbag they swiped her purse and ran away in the direction of Pearse Park. The youths were described as being aged between 16 and 18 years-old. They both had red hair and were wearing dark coloured tops.

A Tipperary Garda Station spokesman said the elderly woman was shaken by the incident but wasn’t physically injured.

He appealed to anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the vicinity of the scene of the robbery to contact Tipperary Garda Station at (062) 51212.