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
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.
“They are devastated beyond belief that they have been violated in this way. These people need to be caught fast.”
“The incident occurred at approximately 3.30pm. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing