Elderly lady duped and robbed in her home
AN ELDERLY Greystones woman was robbed in her own home after answering the door to a couple who she believed were collecting money for charity.
Gardai said a man and a woman called to the house last Saturday afternoon at around 4 p.m.
When the elderly resident answered the door the pair pretended to be deaf and dumb and handed her a piece of paper say- ing they were collecting money for a charity.
The woman went to get a pen to write a cheque, but by the time she returned, a sum of money had been taken from the kitchen table and there was no sign of the couple.
The elderly woman who was left very scared and shocked by the incident was unable to give detailed information to the Gardaí.
Gardaí are advising elderly residents in Greystones and the surrounding areas not to open their door as the tricksters have yet to be found.
They have advised people that if somebody unexpected does call to the door they are not to open it and if they wish to they can talk to the person through the door.
If they feel that there is a threat they are to call the Gardaí immediately.
Anybody who may have seen a couple in their 20s acting suspiciously in the New Road area or anybody who may have been approached by the same couple are asked to contact Gardaí at Greystones on (01) 6665800.