Maria Hardat, on her way to the Public Health Ministry’s early morning Cancer Walk, was robbed by a lone bandit on a motorcycle on Sunday at about 06:30hrs.Accompanied by a friend, she had just exited a taxi at the corner of Middle and Waterloo streets when someone riding a motorcycle approached them and tried to snatch her handbag.Hardat attempted to run, but the biker cornered her; and dismounting his cycle, he went up to her and grabbed her handbag which reportedly contained her cellular phone and an undisclosed amount of cash. The man then hopped back onto his motorcycle and made good his escape.Both women admitted to being too traumatized to check the cycle’s licence plate, and neither could provide any details of the cyclist’s features.
The search for Donegal’s longest missing person may be coming close to a dramatic conclusion.People searching for tragic Mary Boyle believe they have pinpointed the specific area where she may be.Mary was just seven when she disappeared in 1977 while out walking near her uncle Gerry Gallagher’s home in Cashelard outside Ballyshannon. Now Mary’s twin sister Ann has given Gardai her first ever statement on her sister’s disappearance.Ann, who gave her statement to Assistant Garda Commissioner Kieran Kenny said she still feels Mary is in Cashelard.“I have told the Assistant Commissioner that I believe Mary is up there at Cashelard where we are searching. And now I have given a statement.“It’s the first time I’ve ever been asked. I was a child but my memory is still good,” she said. Ann has been joined in the search by Margo who is a distant cousin of Mary’s family.She too believes they are getting close to finally giving closure to Mary’s mother Ann and all the Boyle family.“Mary will be found. There is no doubt about that. Mary wants to be found and I won’t give up until I find her.“We have been searching there since last January but we now believe we are very close,” she said.The area where the search team is now concentrating in is about 300 metres from Mary’s grandparents home whom she was visiting on the day she disappeared. SEARCH TEAMS CLOSE TO LOCATING MARY BOYLE’S BODY AS SISTER SPEAKS TO GARDAI was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyshannonCashelardMARGOMARY BOYLE