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Thieves snared less than two hours after smash-and-grab robbery in forest park

Two people have been arrested less than two hours after a smash-and-grab robbery at a forest park in Northern Ireland.

Police have warned the public to be vigilant about leaving valuables in sight when parking their vehicles as doing so could entice opportunistic theives.

Over the weekend a couple out for a walk in Randalstown Forest Park returned to their car to find a window had been smashed and a handbag stolen from within.

On PSNI Antrim Facebook page a police spokesperson wrote: "With the help of witnesses and different departments in the police, two arrests were made within 90 minutes of it being reported and thankfully some of the victim's property recovered.

"This female has learnt the hard way about leaving belongings in plain sight for opportunistic dishonest people. For the rest of us, please take this as a reminder not to leave belongings in your vehicles. Lock it out of sight or better still take them with you!"

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