The victim received a text purporting to be from her bank.

Tipp scam warning: €2k stolen from women's bank account

Gardaí Í in Nenagh are continuing to urge people to be vigilant after a woman in North Tipperary had up to €2,000 stolen from her bank account after receiving a text message on her mobile phone.

The so-called phishing scam took place over the past week when the woman received a text purporting to be from her bank. She clicked into details outlined and the money subsequently disappeared from her account.

“We are urging people to be vigilant when it comes to this type of crime,” said Sergeant Declan O' Carroll.

He said a number of similar crimes had taken place in north Tipperary and the surrounding area over the past several weeks.

Separately, a machete was discovered when gardaí searched a car in Nenagh at around 7pm on Tuesday of last week. A file is to be prepared on the case for the DPP.

In another incident gardaí discovered a quantity of cocaine on a male “acting suspiciously” in Abbey Street in the town on Saturday night last.

A male was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in Ardcroney at around 4am on Sunday last. Gardaí came upon the suspect when responding to reports of a crash in the locality.

On the same date a number of persons entered a shop in Pearse Street in Nenagh and allegedly stole a number of items. An investigation is ongoing.