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Wallet stolen from elderly man in Timahoe


A heartless thief robbed an elderly man’s wallet after he distracted him by asking for directions in the Timahoe area last week.

Gardai are searching for man who stole a wallet on June 16 when he stopped to speak to the man near Timahoe GAA Club.

It’s believed the thief was in a black Toyota Corolla when he approached an elderly man at approximately 1.50pm on Friday in the Esker area of Timahoe, near Ratheniska.

A sum of money was taken in the process, and anybody with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Gardai at 057 86 74100.

Speaking on Midlands 103 radio, Sgt Graham Kavanagh Acting Crime Prevention Officer for Laois-Offaly said: ”We have had this before, unfortunately, particularly on the Offaly side,” he said.


“He engaged the man in conversation and then proceeded to take the wallet from him, which had a sum of cash in it,” Sgt Kavanagh said.

Anyone who saw the black car in the area or anyone acting suspiciously on the date of the incident near Timahoe should contact gardai.

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