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Woman in her 80s pulled from car and has cash and jewellery stolen in robbery

The woman was left shaken but unhurt in the incident.

The robbery occurred in a driveway on the Old Hillsborough Road in Lisburn.
The robbery occurred in a driveway on the Old Hillsborough Road in Lisburn.
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PSNI DETECTIVES ARE investigating after a woman in her 80s was robbed in Lisburn.

The woman was sitting in a car in the driveway of a property in the Hillsborough Old Road area at around 5.15pm yesterday when a man approached the vehicle.

This man pulled her from the car and then stole a sum of cash and jewellery that was inside a holdall in the car.

He then fled on foot.

While not physically hurt, the incident left the woman shaken.

Detective Sergeant Bell appealed for witnesses, saying: “The suspect, who spoke with a southern accent, is described as being around 5’ 8” tall, stocky build with stubble and was wearing a brown tweed coat.

We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who may have noticed a man fitting this description. Detectives can be contacted on 101, quoting reference number 1118 07/10/17.

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