Parents To Remain Vigilant After Suspected Attempted Abduction In Limerick This Week 5 years ago

Parents To Remain Vigilant After Suspected Attempted Abduction In Limerick This Week

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating an official complaint by the parents of a boy who said he was approached by a suspicious man who tried to lure him into his car by offering him money.

The incident happened Thursday near a green area in a housing estate in Raheen in Limerick, and Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick, councillor Daniel Butler, who lives in the estate, tweeted about the alert:

“WARNING: Attempted Child Abduction reported in The Grange, Raheen by a man with curly hair driving a black car yesterday afternoon. They were lured by money to get into the car. Please share urgently.”

When contacted by The Journal about the alert, the Fine Gael councillor reminded parents to be vigilant.

“It was in my own estate. I got to know it through my residents association. The locals wanted it put out there,” he said.

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“What we were told is that (the boy) was on his way home and a car pulled up. The driver asked him to get in and he refused. The car drove off and did a U-turn, and came back to the boy. The man asked the boy to get in again. He made another comment to him, but the boy refused to get in, and he ran off and told his parents.”

The boy who was approached is 13 years old, and the incident happened at the green area in the estate.

Local Gardaí are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 061-214340.