GARDAÍ in Limerick are warning people to be on the alert for a form of theft known as ‘bank jugging’.
It involves thieves following customers who they believe to be carrying large quantities of cash from a bank or financial institution.
They then attempt to take the cash by using force or else break into the customer’s car if they believe that the money is locked inside.
Limerick Gardaí are advising people to avoid using cash altogether and to transfer funds electronically.
Sergeant John Finnerty said: “If you must use cash be discreet and aware of your surroundings as you enter and leave the financial institution.
“Always vary your routes and times of cash drops and collections and keep the cash on your person. Don’t leave it in your car.”