Gardai urge vigilance after handbag snatchings

Gardai in Kilkenny are urging people to be vigilant with their belongings when doing their Christmas shopping, following a number of handbag thefts in the city over the weekend.

Gardai in Kilkenny are urging people to be vigilant with their belongings when doing their Christmas shopping, following a number of handbag thefts in the city over the weekend.

There were three separate incidents in which handbags were stolen from people in recent days – in a supermarket, a pub, and a local business. A man was arrested on Saturday evening in relation to one of the incidents.

Gardai have described the incidents as opportunist ‘sneak thefts’.