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Man Appearing In Court This Morning After Robbing Elderly Woman In Offaly

The incident happened yesterday morning.

A man is appearing in court this morning after robbing an elderly woman in Offaly.

The woman, aged in her 70s, was walking with a mobility aid when her handbag was stolen in Tullamore at about 10.30 yesterday morning.

Gardaí chased a man aged in his 20s on foot and, with the help of the public, he was arrested a short time later.

No injuries were reported. 

The man has since been charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court at 10:30 this morning.


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