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Two ‘snatch and grab’ style thefts in Fingal in 24 hours

Clifford-Lee urges locals to be vigilant of suspicious behaviour in light of recent muggings

Seanad Spokesperson for Justice, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has warned Fingal residents to be vigilant in light of two recent muggings carried out in women in the area, as Gardaí work to identify the culprits.

The Donabate based Senator said, “The Gardaí locally are working to determine whether there is a link between both muggings but regardless, everyone in Fingal should be vigilant at all times as the Gardaí move to identify the culprits.

“The people of Fingal have endured the closure of their local Garda station in Rush while Malahide operates on a reduced hours basis.

“As I have said time and time again, I believe that there has been a direct correlation between these cuts to Garda resources and the prevalence of crime and anti-social behaviour in our community.

“Both women, who were robbed and left deeply shaken in separate incidents, were simply going about their day in broad day light. It’s frightening to think that people could carry out such brazen crimes.

“We’re approaching the height of summer and it’s despicable to think that no one is safe from being mugged in broad daylight. Malahide especially is a popular attraction with tourists and I don’t think anyone would like this to happen a tourist on holiday here or be deterred from revisiting.

“I encourage anyone with information to make contact with Fingal Gardaí,” she concluded.

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