January 21, 2021
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ALERT: Women thieves use children in Kilkenny jersey robbing scam

By COLIN BARTLEY

CATS supporters are warned to be careful about the Kilkenny merchandise they buy in the run-up to the All-Ireland Final.

The warning was made after a number of sports stores in the city were targeted by thieves this week.

Several authentic Kilkenny jerseys were stolen from at least two sports stores in the city by two women using diversion tactics.

The women, both said to be in their late 20s to early 30s, entered the stores on Monday afternoon and were accompanied by two young children.

The women waited until staff were busy with other customers before swooping into action.

In one independent retailer, the women stole four jerseys worth over €200 to the store. They then placed the empty hangers back inside another jersey still on display, so as not to raise suspicion.

At least one other nationwide retailer was targeted and an amount of merchandise – all Kilkenny jerseys – stolen.

People are being advised to watch out for authentic Kilkenny Senior Men’s jerseys and Senior Camogie jerseys on sale cheap, as you could unexpectedly be handling stolen goods.

Anyone offered cut-price jerseys is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000.

 

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