Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for information after two people were robbed during which a knife was produced on Saturday evening.
During the incident a mobile phone and cash were stolen. The victims – one male and one female – are aged 17.
The culprits are described as being aged in their 50s and 20s. The incident happened at approx 6.30pm at Millbrook, Portlaoise, which is close to the town’s Main Street.
The mother of the girl attacked shared a post on Facebook describing the incident, saying it was dark at the time and that they shone a light into their face, threatening them with the knife if they didn’t give over their phones and money.
She claimed the culprits weren’t interested in an iPhone and then fled the scene.
The victims then alerted the Gardai.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8672100.