Newry women robbed in separate incidents
Police in Newry are appealing for information after receiving reports of a robbery at the Carbane Way, Lisdrumgullion area in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 8th April.
The man is believed to have been wearing a black hooded top and blue jeans and he is believed to have made off towards the Shandon Park area.
A short time later local police arrested a 21 year old man in relation to the robbery and he is currently helping police with their enquiries.
At this stage, police in Newry are also investigating a link between this incident and a report of robbery at the Hospital Road, Carnagat area on Monday 7th April
At around 2:25pm, it was reported that a woman had her handbag stolen in the area. The man made off towards the Parkhead area and enquiries are continuing. The man is described 5″6 tall, swarthy skin, slim build and wearing a yellow hooded top.
Sinn Féin’s Charlie Casey voiced his concerns following the incidents. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Casey said, “I received information that a woman walking along the Hospital Road was grabbed by one attacker from behind and robbed of her handbag at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.
“This morning a lady walking close to the Mourne Country was attacked in a similar fashion and also lost her handbag. I know that, thankfully, neither woman suffered serious injury but I have no doubt that both are shocked and traumatised.
“The similarity of these robberies could indicate the same perpetrator and I would like to urge lone pedestrians, particularly women walking alone to be vigilant regarding their personal safety,” he added.
Anyone who knows anything about these incidents is asked to contact CID in Ardmore Police Station on the new non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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