Dog used to intimidate Limerick robbery victims

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An-Garda-SiochanaGARDAI believe that a Limerick man used a German Shepherd dog to intimidate two teenagers during a robbery in the city last Sunday.

Detectives at Henry Street are investigating an incident in which a mobile phone and cash was stolen from a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in Arthurs Quay Park.

They were approached by a man who became aggressive and said he had a knife.

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He stole their property and walked from the park in the direction of Francis Street.

He is described as being about 6’ tall, aged in his 30s, wearing a blue puffa jacket and tracksuit.

He had a German Shepherd dog with him and Gardaí say this made the teenagers afraid.

Separately, Gardai in Roxboro in Limerick are hunting two thieves who used BMX bikes and threatened to stab a man during the robbery on the outskirts of the city last Monday night.

A 41-year-old man was walking along Childers Road near the Parkway Shopping Centre when he was approached by two youths on BMX type bikes.

One of them produced a knife and threatened to stab the man who was then forced to hand over his mobile phone.