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Elderly hitchhiker robbed in Cloghan

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 4:03pm

Elderly hitchhiker robbed in Cloghan

Birr Gardai are looking for three males who robbed a pensioner while trying to thumb a lift in Cloghan on Friday morning last.

It is believed that the man, who was in his 70s, had just collected his and his brother's pensions and was thumbing a lift to Banagher when the incident occured between ten and half ten in the morning.

While waiting for a lift on the roadside, the man was approached by three men in a dark coloured car, which may have had a 07 registration.

After engaging the man in a conversation, the trio acquired his wallet which contained a sum of cash. They then drove off in the direction of Wynne's Cross.

Thankfully the elderly robbery victim was not hurt during the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the Cloghan area on Friday morning are asked to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169710.

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