A shoplifting gang used a small child to carry out an attempted robbery at a Letterkenny store.
The group of adults arrived at a store in the town last weekend and caused a distraction at the front of the shop.
While staff’s attention was diverted, a small child attempted to steal a purse from the handbag of a staff member.
A sum of money was taken from the bag.
However, the alert staff member managed to catch the child and the money was recovered.
Garda Sgt Charlene Anderson said the incident is a reminder in the run-up to the busy Christmas period that staff must be alert at all times.
She suggested that business owners have a secure room in their shop so that staff could secure personal items.
“This could be a secure area where staff could secure all their personal belongings.
“This is a very busy time of year but these measures could be put in place to help staff who are already very busy,” she said.Tags: