Woman robbed and assaulted by man impersonating garda

Sum of money taken in incident which happened at Murrintown, Co Wexford

Gardaí in Wexford are appealing for witnesses after a female driver was assaulted and robbed on her way to work early on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Wexford are appealing for witnesses after a female driver was assaulted and robbed on her way to work early on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

Gardaí in Wexford are appealing for witnesses after a female driver was assaulted and robbed by a man impersonating a garda on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at about 6.25am at Corramacorra Junction, Murrintown, some 10km from Wexford town off the R733 road.

The woman, who was making her way to work, was stopped by a man in a dark coloured Ford Mondeo car who was impersonating a garda. Gardaí said she thought it was a garda car because it had a flashing blue light.

She was approached by the man who threatened her and took a sum of money. The woman was assaulted during the incident and required treatment at Wexford General Hospital.

The man left the scene in the dark coloured Ford Mondeo, which was driven by a second man, in the direction of Murrintown.

Anyone who may have seen a car fitting this description in and around the area on Wednesday morning or who has any information about this incident is asked to contact Wexford Garda station on 053-9165200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.