Handbag thief targets elderly local woman

POLICE have issued an appeal for witnesses after an elderly lady had her handbag stolen in the Rosstulla Park area of Jordanstown.

The theft occurred on November 28, but the PSNI only released details of the incident this week.

The lady was in her car in the driveway of her home shortly after midday when a young male opened the passenger door and took the handbag.

The bag contained a small amount of money and bank cards.

One bank card was subsequently used to remove money from the victim’s account.

The thief made off towards the junction of Jordanstown Road where he was picked up in a large white van.

Investigating officers have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0845 600 8000.