A man has revealed how a gang tried to take him to his bank to withdraw cash when he said he didn’t have money to buy tools they were selling.
The man contacted Donegal Daily saying he felt intimidated by the two men whom he said were acting in a hostile and aggressive manner.
The man, who lives in the Dungloe area, said the pair were traveling in a red van when they called to his home and did not have local accents.
He revealed “They were selling a various selection of tools.
“These men were of medium to large build. (One was larger than the other.) Approximately 5 foot 10 inches in height.
“They did not have a local accent. I believed it to be a southern type of accent.
“They were aggressive, bully-like, forceful and “In Your Face” in nature.
“They went on and on in an attempt to make a sale of the selection of tools they were carrying. I continued to reject their offers. I didn’t want to buy anything.
“After I refused the sale and said I had no money and would not like to buy anything, they continued to interject asking “You must have money somewhere?” I said, “No”, I didn’t.
The man said the pair then offered to take him to his bank to use his bankcard.
“I said, “No”. They then continued to ask for every type of payment, including cheque and loose cash. I said “No, I don’t want to buy anything”.
“They became aggressive and rather forceful. The more and more I had to decline their offer of tools, the more and more I felt threatened.
“They were very dominant. Finally, they got the message to leave my property and while leaving said to me, “We’ll not f***ing come back here again”.
The man said he believed the pair were a danger to the community and urged people not to have anything to do with them and to contact Gardai immediately.
“They were aggressive and forceful. They are not to be trusted. I urge you all not to have any dealings with them and not to entertain them in any way.
“If you’ve had the same experience, I urge you all to report them immediately,” said the man.