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The woman, a resident of Moore Avenue, opened her door to a man described as “heavy and scruffy” who then pushed past her and grabbed her purse before running from the house. Sgt Rothwell noted that there may have been a second man waiting at the gate of the house. The white leather purse contained a small amount of cash and some personal documents, including a medical card and if any of the items were subsequently disposed of by the culprits and are found lying around in the locality, they can be brought to Newbridge garda station.
The second incident occurred at Rowan Terrace on the same evening, when the elderly man was terrifed by persistent loud banging on his front door. He did not answer the door and, when the alarm went off, the two men involved made away in a cream-coloured saloon car.
“These are disturbing incidents and we would like to warn people to take care, and also ask residents generally to watch out for their elderly neighbors,”Sgt Rothwell said.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
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Eason’s Ireland’s biggest book retailers has opened at MacDonagh Junction creating six new full time jobs for the city.
Centre Manager, Donie Butler said “This is yet another major coup for MacDonagh Junction following quickly on the heels of the arrival of international brand H & M to the Centre last month. This further galvanises the centre’s position at the top of the retail tree in the South East of Ireland”.
David Power of Eason’s stated “Eason’s were delighted to be joining such top brand stores as TK Maxx, H&M, HMV, Next, River Island, Champion Sports, Fields Jewellers, Carraig Donn, Pamela Scott and A/wear at MacDonagh Junction.
A number of part time positions are expected to be created over the festive season.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
Gardaí in Abbeyleix have described as an “epidemic” the number of burglaries which have taken place in the district over the last number of weeks.
Four houses were burgaled in the area on Friday. Windows and doors were damaged in the houses in Rathdowney, Durrow and Ballinakill (2), as intruders tried to make their way inside the vacant houses.
A spokesperson for Abbeyleix Gardai said the majority of the burglaries happened between 6pm and 9pm and mainly jewellery and cash was stolen. He said they was a definite link between one or two of the burglaries, and they were investigating the possibility that they were all linked.
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