A 19-year-old woman was assaulted and her handbag was stolen while Hurricane Ophelia raged across the country yesterday.
The incident took place at 5:30pm at Centre Point, Mountrath.
The woman experienced minor injuries and was reported to be very frightened after the incident.
A 27-year-old male was charged and is due in court on Tuesday morning, October 17.
In a separate incident, thieves stole from a coffee shop in Mountmellick.