Gardai to increase border patrols after spate of robberies

Campaigners Call For Tougher Knife LawsGardai have said they will increase patrols along the border area, after a surge of robberies in the past week.

A man armed with a large knife failed in an attempted robbery on Gerard McDaids grocery shop in Newtowncunningham yesterday evening.


The incident followed three robberies in and around Lifford in the past week - on Thursday a man armed with a knife entered Gallaghers Fuel Depot in the Rossgier area of Lifford.

And on Monday two elderly sisters were attacked and robbed in their home near Raphoe while on Tuesday a Lifford filling station was robbed at knife point.

Cllr Paul Canning met with Inspector Pat O Donnell yesterday evening, he has been told Gardai are going to increase patrols: