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50-year-old woman dragged down street as brutes steal her handbag

50-year-old woman dragged down street as brutes steal her handbag

A woman (50) was dragged along a street as thieves attempted to steal her handbag that had €40 in cash in it.

The woman was walking along the Nicholas Well Lane in Gurranabraher Co. Cork when two men approached her at 10:20pm on Wednesday.

Gardai said one man was on a bicycle and tried to steal the woman’s bag but she refused to let go.

“The woman tried to hold onto the bag and a struggle ensued. She was shoved and dragged a short distance until she was threatened to let go,” said gardai.

Gardai said one man was wearing a white Adidas top and the other was wearing a red top and jeans tucked into his white socks.

The two men fled the scene with the bag that contained €40 in cash and personal belongings.

Gardai are investigating the incident.