Gardaí swoop on man at Dublin Airport after pensioner robbed in Letterkenny

first_imgA thief who stole a bank card and money from an elderly man in Letterkenny has been caught at Dublin Airport.The male suspect was apprehended this week after re-entering the country six months after committing the crimes in April.The man is currently in custody after being charged with similar offences all over the country in March and April. In Letterkenny, the thief had watched an elderly man using his bank card and noted his PIN number. Some time later, he distracted the man and stole the card from his wallet. A very large sum of money was taken from the man’s bank account and the suspect also used the card in a Letterkenny shop.The suspect was identified by Gardaí through CCTV footage. However, they left the country shortly afterwards.On return to Dublin Airport this week, the suspect was arrested under a joint operation with Gardaí and the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.Detective Gardaí from Letterkenny interviewed the man and he was charged with the offences committed in Letterkenny in April. In light of these events, gardaí are warning the public to take care when using bank cards: “Please be careful when using your bank card in the shop or at the ATM and always cover the keypad when entering your PIN number.”  Gardaí swoop on man at Dublin Airport after pensioner robbed in Letterkenny was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img