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Woman "punched repeatedly in face" during handbag robbery

The woman was getting into her car when the attack happened. Police are appealing for the man (or men) who carried out the brutal assault.

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POLICE IN BELFAST have issued a fresh appeal for information over a violent robbery in the north of the city on Tuesday of last week.

A woman was attacked and had her handbag stolen in the course of the incident, which happened in the Peters Hill area.

According to PSNI Sergeant Brian Mills, the victim got into her car at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 February “when the door was pulled open by a man who punched her repeatedly in the face”.

“This man stole the lady’s handbag before ran off.

“We believe he may have been accompanied by a second man and we are keen to speak to witnesses or anyone who can identify them.

“The man who attacked the victim in her car is described as in his 30s, well built, clean shaven with high cheek bones, dark eyes, swarthy skin and thin lips.”

The man was wearing a plain black coloured beanie hat, Mills added, in the PSNI’s appeal statement.

“Officers investigating this crime can be contacted at the offices of the case progression team at Musgrave Police Station via the non-emergency number 101.”

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