GARDAÍ in Limerick warns people against a form of theft known as ‘bank hacking’.
These are thieves who follow customers they believe are carrying large amounts of cash from a bank or financial institution.
They then attempt to take the cash using force or break into the customer’s car if they think the money is locked inside.
Limerick Gardaí advises people to completely avoid using cash and transferring funds electronically.
Sergeant John Finnerty said: “If you must use cash, be discreet and aware of your surroundings when entering and exiting the financial institution.
“Always vary your routes and times for depositing and collecting money, and keep the money with you. Don’t leave it in your car.