Handbag snatched in robbery

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Police are appealing for information following the report of a robbery in the Hugomont Park area of Ballymena on Friday afternoon during which a woman had her handbag taken.

T/Inspector Alison Ferguson said: “Police received a report that as a woman was walking along Hugomont Park a man described as being quite tall, aged approximately 18-19 years of age and wearing light brown trousers a denim jacket and a small dark navy hat approached her and grabbed her handbag. During this incident the woman received an injury to her finger.

“The man then got into a silver Volkswagen Golf car. This car was later found abandoned at approximately 5pm in the Antrim Road area of Glengormley.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have seen the car being abandoned to contact Police at Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101”.