A woman who stopped her car to assist two men on the side of the road last night near Ballaghadereen was robbed of over €100 euro.

The incident occurred at about 8.15 yesterday evening, when a woman driving in the Aughalustia area of Ballaghadereen saw a van parked on the side of the road with the hazard lights on, and she stopped to give assistance.

The van is described as dark-coloured, possibly a Toyota or Nissan with a 171 or 181 registration.

There were two men in the car, and the first asked the woman for directions and also for a wheelbrace.

One of the men was described as tall, of medium build with no front teeth, while the second was stockier with a reddish beard and hair.

Both spoke with Irish accents.

When the woman went to assist, one of the men reached into her jacket pocket and stole over €100 in cash.

The woman ran back to her car and locked the doors, but she had dropped her keys on the ground.

At that point, the lights of an oncoming car became visible, and the men drove away in the direction of Moyne Cross.

The woman alerted Gardai, and they're anxious to speak to anyone who has information on the incident-  particularly the driver of the car that came on the scene.

Gardai in Castlerea can be contacted at 094 - 96 21630.






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