A daring robbery occurred in the suburbs of Limerick when a farmer named John Dwyer from County Clare was heading home. A man, aged about 20, jumped onto Dwyer’s car. As they passed a bridge about a quarter-mile further, the man asked Dwyer for the time. When Dwyer took out his watch, the thief snatched it and tried to escape. Dwyer gave chase and briefly tussled with the culprit, but he ultimately got away. Later, the police arrested a laborer named Thomas Hastings from Old Francis Street in Limerick, who had the watch in his possession. Dwyer identified Hastings, who was then remanded.
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Monday 04 February 1901