While our Gardai, are Fitting on, their New Tom and Jerry Uniforms, our Elderly are being Robbed, in Broadlight?

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Elderly Dublin couple ‘left devastated’ after house robbed during ‘lost cat’ scam

Jean and Colm Rafter were targeted by a woman pretending to be searching for her lost cat

  • 21:02, 16 AUG 2022
CCTV screenshot of the alleged thief entering the home
CCTV screenshot of the alleged thief entering the home

An elderly couple have been left devastated after their home was robbed during a ‘lost cat’ scam in north Dublin.

The incident happened in Baldoyle on Monday afternoon and jewellery, €1,000 in cash, and paperwork were stolen. Footage seen by Dublin Live shows Jean and Colm Rafter at home when a woman called to their door and “pretended she was looking for her cat”.

The woman “persisted on them letting her out to the back” and when they did, a man entered the house and carried out the theft. The couple’s daughter Ailbhe told Dublin Live that her parents have been “left devastated beyond belief” following the incident.

“My parents have lived in Baldoyle for 48 years and never experienced what they did yesterday,” she said. “Their kindness and willingness to help someone was completely taken advantage of.

“They are devastated beyond belief that they have been violated in this way. These people need to be caught fast.”

A garda spokesman told Dublin Live: “Gardai are investigating a burglary which occurred at a residence in Baldoyle, Co. Dublin yesterday, 15 August 2022.

“The incident occurred at approximately 3.30pm. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing

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