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Pensioner left shaken following handbag theft

By Staff Reporter

An elderly woman has been left shaken after a stranger followed her into her home and snatched her handbag.

It happened in the Beechill Road area of Belfast on Sunday.

At around 2pm, a man called at the home of the victim and asked her for £1. He followed her into her home and grabbed her handbag before attempting to flee. However he was challenged by neighbours in the area of Glenhugh Park where he dropped the handbag and made off.

The man has been described as being around 6ft 2ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a light coloured t-shirt and baseball cap.

The woman was not injured but left shaken by her ordeal.

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