An elderly woman, living off Patrick Street, Kilkenny city had her life saving taken in a daylight robbery this week. She was brushing leaves from outside her front door at around 2pm on Tuesday when a female thief, unknown to her, slipped in behind her as she swept the leaves on the road to make sure it was safe for pedestrians to pass by.
The blond haired criminal managed, within a few minutes, to find where the widow has hidden her money. In her 80s, she only noticed the woman after she left the house and walked towards the corner of the lane and on to Patrick Street where her accomplice, a man on a mobile phone, gestured to her from the other side of the street. It’s just another crime statistic but the impact on the woman and her neighbours has been devastating.