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Hero east Belfast postman chases down thief who stole handbag from 80-year-old woman

Published 27/08/2016

Police are appealing for help to track down a man who tried to steal a handbag from an 80-year-old woman (stock photo)
Police are appealing for help to track down a man who tried to steal a handbag from an 80-year-old woman (stock photo)

A postman has been hailed as a hero after he chased down a thief and retrieved a handbag from a thief for an 80-year-old woman.

Police said he responded to a shout for assistance from the elderly woman after a man snatched her bag around 12:30pm on the Sandown Road, in east Belfast.

A post on the PSNi facebook page said: "Our hero gave chase to the suspect and confronted him managing to save the bag and its valuable contents, unfortunately the suspect made off and we would like to appeal for witnesses to contact us at Strandtown PSNI on 101."

The suspect is described as being aged in his 40s,  5ft 6 in height, medium build, grey hair and wearing a black jacket and grey t-shirt.

Police added: "Please help us locate this individual and bring him to account for his actions."

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