A concerned father has told how a gang stole his teenage son’s €600 jacket in broad daylight.
The incident happened around 1pm on Tuesday as the 16-year-old drove through Drumcondra in North Dublin.
Speaking on Liveline, Eoin O’Neill explained that a group of boys forced his son to ditch his brand new Canada Goose jacket with his phone inside.
He said: “He was walking home yesterday from town at lunchtime and two young guys came out of an alley and said, ‘Give me your jacket.
“They called him and he walked around, he wasn’t thinking. They had scarves that they pulled up over their faces so he couldn’t see their faces.
“It was at one in the morning in a place called Millmount Avenue, just past the Fagan pub in Drumcondra.
“They took his jacket off. He worked all December for this and they took his phone, but they gave it back because he was old.
Eoin said his son had spent half his salary working in Dunnes stores over the Christmas period on the expensive jacket.
He said: “He earned his money and was paid around €1,200 for his salary. He indulged himself and came home at Christmas with a fancy bag and pulled out a Canada Goose jacket. He paid around €600 for the jacket.
He said the gardaí were doing all they could to help, but added that his son was quite shaken after the incident.
” He was afraid. He had a shock. His entire six weeks of hard work passed in broad daylight.
“The guards came down and were helpful. My wife reported it. The guards said there might be CCTV at one of the [corner] stores.”