‘Lucky’ to have car after door left open

Community Forum rep Maria Groarke thanked Dublin Gardaí during last Tuesday’s Portlaoise JPC meeting for saving her from robbery.

Community Forum rep Maria Groarke thanked Dublin Gardaí during last Tuesday’s Portlaoise JPC meeting for saving her from robbery.

The grateful motorist recently parked her car on a street near to the RDS to attend an event. She related how she left the door literally wide open with her laptop and phone inside, and headed off to the RDS.

“I am very lucky to be here with my car. The guards phoned the last number on my phone, my son, to ask him how to lock my car,” she said.

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