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Man charged with mugging 86 year old woman in Kilkenny

“I didn’t rob €200, I robbed €170″ defendant told Gardaí.

Image: William Murphy via flickr/Creative Commons

A MAN HAS been charged in connection with the mugging of an 86 year old woman in Kilkenny on Monday.

The Polish national, Mariusz Chelstowski (35), appeared before Carlow district court this afternoon, where he was accused on robbing Mary Nolan of her purse while she was walking on Walkin Street in Kilkenny city on Monday.

Chelstowski was arrested at 11.35am the same day and brought to Kilkenny Garda station. When charged with the theft, the court was told he replied “I didn’t rob €200, I robbed €170.” Mrs Nolan received head injuries during the robbery as she sought to defend herself, eventually ending up on the ground. She was initially treated in her home by paramedics before being rushed to St. Luke’s hospital.

The defendant, who has no fixed address, was remanded to Cloverhill prison until July 17, when he is due to appear at Kilkenny district court.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-7775000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.

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