Suspected Thurles Confidence Trickster Arrested

GardaTipperary Gardaí have today arrested a 39 year old man following a recent spate of incidents; which involved a confidence trickster targeting elderly women, latter residing alone both here in Thurles and other parts of the county; including Cashel, Clonmel and Kilsheelan.

Gardaí investigating these thefts, this morning arrested a male suspect known to them, following the search of a rural location in South Tipperary. Subject to questioning Gardaí state that if necessary the arrested man may be made the subject of a police line-out.

Thefts of cash and jewellery had been reported in recent weeks, where a confidence trickster had visited private homes, masquerading as a plain clothes Garda; supposedly checking home security and who had also passed himself off as an official from Irish Water; checking water pressure, thus gaining the confidence of his intended victims.

The man is currently being held at Thurles Garda Station, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, where he can be held for up to 24 hours for questioning.


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