Parteen Robbery Prompts Fears For Elderly

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Residents are being warned that Clare County Council doesn’t carry out works such as tree felling in privately owned properties.

It follows an incident at a house in the Parteen area last Saturday, during which a significant sum of money was stolen from an elderly man, by a group claiming to be council staff cutting down trees.

They showed him what appeared to be legitimate documentation and asked him to make a contribution, but they made an escape with that money, and more after seeing where the man kept his funds.


Local Councillor Cathal Crowe is concerned that elderly people living alone are being targeted in what now appears to be very sophisticated scams: