Woman injured during robbery outside sports club

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A woman aged in her 50s was left with facial injuries after being robbed outside a sports club near Doagh on Thursday night (August 21).

The incident happened at Parkview Hockey Club on Cogry Road shortly before 11pm.

“A female in her 50s was locking up the premises when an unknown male approached her and grabbed a bag containing a sum of money,” Sergeant Philip Neill explained.

“It is believed the man made off from the scene in a silver car. The female was left badly shaken and received minor facial injuries, as it is believed she had her face pushed against a wall during the incident.”

The robber is described as being around 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a blue hooded top with either a black or blue scarf covering his face. It is believed that he had a signet ring on his right index finger.

“Police enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police in Newtownabbey on the non emergency number, 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide their details without giving their information they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111,” Sergeant Neill added.