Women urged to be weary of handbag thieves in local supermarkets

A thief almost escaped with an elderly woman's bag in Aldi on the Newry Road earlier today

A thief almost escaped with an elderly woman’s bag in Aldi on the Newry Road earlier today

Women have been warned to be cautious about hanging their handbags from shopping trolleys following a number of attempts to steal them in recent days.

One Talk of the Town reader reported that a friend interrupted an attempted robbery of an elderly woman in Aldi on the Newry Road earlier today.

The man was described as tall with dark, messy hair, sallow skin and wearing a grey coat. It is believed he may have had an accomplice who was looking to rob another woman around the time his plot was foiled.

Everyone is urged to be vigilant of thieves in the next few weeks as the build-up to Christmas continues.

New boutique to open on Clanbrassil Street in Dundalk next week


Clanbrassil Street is set for a welcome boost as a new styling boutique is set to open its doors on Friday May 2nd.

The person responsible for the new venture, which will be called Elmay Professional Styling Boutique, is Dundalk woman Laura (Hughes) Corry – the former manager of Sally West, which closed its doors recently.

Laura has over 12 years experience in the fashion industry and she comes from a strong family background steeped in fashion history from designers to manufacturers and wholesalers to retailers.

Laura has furthered her styling knowledge by receiving professional training from top celebrity stylist Nicky Hambleton Jones who is best known for presenting Channel 4’s hit show 10 Years Younger.

Elmay Professional Styling Boutique will combine both styling expertise with clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories to give each customer an individual look.

Elmay Boutique will cater for a wide variety of ladies from mid-20s to mid-70s and above, and with a selection of sizes from 8-24 there will surely be something to satisfy all women’s needs.

The shop will be located at 30 Clanbrassil Street – the former Madame Kay’s – and will have well-known brands from the four corners of the globe as well as celebrating the best of Irish fashion hosting labels such as Endora.ie, most recently seen on Ireland AM, as well as Avalon, Via Veneto, Roisin McCarthy knitwear and Aria – a company which featured in Elle magazine’s top 10 brands of last year.

Elmay Boutique will offer a special opening discount of up to 20% off for each customer from Friday 2nd to Saturday 10th May. For more updates visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ElmayProfessionalStylingBoutique