Handbags stolen from two women in west Belfast
A woman aged in her 80s has been robbed in west Belfast.
The incident happened in a laneway close to Lake Glen Avenue, Ballymurphy, shortly after 3.15pm.
Two men stole two handbags and a shopping trolley-bag from the women and her companion, who was in her 40s.
In a separate incident in Ballymurphy, a van was stolen from Andersonstown Park South at 4.40pm. It was driven off by a male thief.
A taxi blocked his way and he made off on foot. The van was returned to its owner.