Northern Ireland

Newry: Police appeal after woman robbed by two men in balaclavas

The woman in her 60s had her handbag and phone stolen after stepping off a bus on Thursday morning

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Police said the woman was uninjured but left badly shaken by the incident.

A woman in her 60s has been left “badly shaken” after reports she was robbed by two masked men on Thursday morning.

A police spokesperson said: “Just before 11.40am we received a report that a woman aged in her 60s had been getting off a bus in the Chancellors Road area when she was approached by two men wearing balaclavas.

“One of the men held the victim while the other stole her handbag containing her purse and phone.

“They then made off in a light coloured car in the direction of the Dublin Road.

“The woman was uninjured however has been left badly shaken by her ordeal.”

Witnesses or those with any relevant footage have been asked to call police on 101, quoting reference 632 of June 6.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.