PODCAST: TD reveals how his 85-year-old father chased men who robbed him at his doorstep

Longford Westmeath TD Robert Troy believes it’s unacceptable that older people have to become fearful of being robbed in broad daylight by people calling to their front door.

The Ballinacarrigy Deputy has described how his father was robbed by two men who called to his door to ask directions to Edgeworthstown yesterday afternoon.

As he pointed them in the right direction outside the house, they stole his wallet without his knowledge.

When Mr Troy discovered it was stolen he got into this car and gave chase without thinking of the possible consequences.

Deputy Troy describes how his father managed to pass out the white van-type car they were driving:

The Fianna Fail Td says it’s very upsetting to have such an incident happen in a rural area:

You can here the full interview with Robert here: