‘Bag snatched’ from woman in wheelchair
A man accused of attempting to rob a handbag from a wheelchair-bound woman in her 80s was remanded in custody yesterday until September 27. Stephen McNamara, aged 42, of Glenamoy Lawn, Mayfield, Cork, appeared at Cork District Court yesterday by video link from prison.
Det Garda Aoife Hayes said previously that the alleged incident occurred shortly before 5pm at Henry St, Cork, on April 29, when a man approached the elderly lady in the wheelchair and began shouting at her to drop her handbag. “While pulling it from her he pulled it so hard the strap broke. While making good his escape, he dropped the handbag and failed to get any property,” said Det Garda Hayes. Judge Olann Kelleher refused the bail application when the matter first came before the court on July 28.