Police hunt purse thieves


Police officers investigating a theft in the Longlands area have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The incident happened on March 21, but the PSNI only released the details this week.

A woman was walking along Arthur Road at around 9am with her four-year-old child and a baby in a buggy when two males, one wearing a light blue Adidas hoodie and the other wearing a grey hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms, snatched her purse and ran off towards the cemetery.

It’s thought that the two males had come from the Arthur Park or Arthur Avenue direction.

Investigating officers have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Newtownabbey Station on the new non-emergency number, 101.