Thieves distract shopper in Kilkenny before stealing her purse
A woman had her purse stolen in a Kilkenny shop after she was distraced by another man who approached her.
The theft occurred at a shop in Deansground at 3.30pm on Wednesday.
A local Garda spokesperson confirmed the woman was doing her shopping and had her purse in the trolley when a man approached her. As he distracted her, another thief took her purse from the trolley and ran off.
A similar theft occurred at a supermarket in Carlow earlier the same day.
Witnesses of anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000.