Good Samaritans lauded for handing valuable items to Limerick Gardaí

Limerick Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Ber Leetch

GARDAÍ regularly warn about the activities and impact of criminality on the city streets, but this week one force member lauded the community spirit of a number of Limerick people who went the extra mile to do some good for others.

Crime Prevention Officer at Henry Street Garda Station, Sergeant Ber Leetch, applauded the honesty of three Limerick residents who handed over some valuable items they found.

A woman who was walking along the Fr Russell Road early in the morning of Wednesday February 21 was on high alert when she saw a cyclist drop a mobile phone from his pocket.

According to Sergeant Leetch, the good Samaritan went out onto the road and picked up the phone. She failed to flag down the owner, but handed the valuable phone in to Roxboro Garda Station.

On the same day, a man in the Raheen area found a sum of cash in his front garden, which he too handed into Roxboro Garda station.

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Another man found a wallet containing cash on the Roxboro Road, which was also handed into the local station.

“The people involved could easily have pocketed the cash and said nothing, but acted as good citizens,” Sgt Leetch commended.

“I want to remind people that while I am always talking of crimes, there are plenty of decent honest people around.

“If you have lost any of the items mentioned, or any other property, always check in your local Garda station. It may have been found and handed in.”