Handbag snatched from woman (83)

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:11

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IN A separate incident on Sunday, an 83year-old woman was walking near Calvary Cemetary, when a man approached her from behind, and grabbed her handbag off her shoulder. The robbery took place around 4pm, and the man ran off in the direction of Poorhouse Lane, where a waiting car helped him make his escape.

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'The bag was torn from her shoulder, and luckily she wasn't injured, but he made off with a small amount of cash, a mobile phone and personal items,' said Drogheda gardai.

'A driver in a red car, possibly with a partial registration number 04 KE, was waiting for him, so he had an accomplice, and we would like to hear from anyone who spotted the man running, or the car.'

The woman was not seriously injured, but treated for shock.

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