Snatch and grab robbery in Lurgan

The crash happened in south Belfast

The crash happened in south Belfast

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A young woman had her purse stolen during a snatch and grab robbery in Lurgan on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old was walking along Carnegie St at around 10.10am when she was approached by a man who asked for money for the bus.

Police said the woman removed her purse from her bag and the man snatched it and ran off in the direction of Tesco.

“The male removed a sum of cash from the purse before throwing it on the ground,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

The man is described as being in his 50s with scruffy, grey, long hair and was wearing a black fleece.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact them in Lurgan on the 101 non-emergency number, quoting ref: 406160414. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.