A word of warning this week to any woman who might have reason to be driving alone at night in the County Wexford area.
There is no need for panic and no reason why you shouldn’t make your journey but please be vigilant and aware that criminals masquerading as Gardaí are targeting women driving alone at night.
A few weeks ago, an attack occurred in Murrintown when a woman driver pulled over and stopped in response to flashing blue lights behind her. Another woman from Boolavogue was targeted near her home in the same way at 7.30 in the evening.
Now the criminals masquerading as Gardaí have struck again. On a recent Saturday night last, a woman in her late 20s was driving in the Monart East/Caim area shortly after 9pm when she was pulled over by men she thought were Gardaí.
She was subsequently robbed of a small amount of cash and some personal belongings including her mobile phone.
According to reports, there was a physical element to the robbery but the woman did not receive serious injuries.
A Garda spokesperson said they were treating the incidents seriously and urged people to be aware of their own personal security when travelling the roads in Wexford.