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Elderly woman's Nokia phone stolen in brutal bus-stop attack

The woman received facial injuries in the attack.

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AN ELDERLY WOMAN was beaten and had her Nokia phone and cash stolen from her after getting off a bus yesterday evening. 

It happened in the Falls Road area of Belfast at around 7.30pm.

After she turned into the alleyway that leads to Ardmoulin Avenue she said the next thing she remembers is being on the ground and an unknown man standing over her.

The woman received facial injuries in the attack.

A Nokia phone and cash in euro was stolen. Police are now appealing for information.

The man is described as being approximately 18-19 years old, thin build, about 5’11” tall. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood pulled up over his head and a black coloured scarf over his face.

Inspector Mark Cavanagh would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact Police at Woodbourne on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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