Elderly couple mugged in Newtownards

Published Saturday, 16 August 2014
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An elderly couple have been left shaken after they were mugged at knifepoint in Newtownards, Co Down.

Elderly couple mugged in Newtownards
Police are appealing for information. (© Pacemaker)

The pair were walking in the Shackletown Walk area on Saturday before 8.30am when they were approached by two masked men.

It is believed they threatened the couple with a knife and then made off from the area with a handbag.

The man and woman were not injured during the incident but were left badly shaken.

The two males are described as wearing dark clothing and both men were believed to have been wearing balaclavas.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area to contact them at Newtownards CID on the non-emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4 Comments
lucylou in belfast wrote (66 days ago):
these attackers are rotten to the core. Hope the couple recover from the trauma as soon as possible and the thugs are caught asap.
lyns in belfast wrote (66 days ago):
disgusting excuse for men doin that on elderly
tell the police in ards wrote (68 days ago):
lets hope these two scumbags get arrested a.s .a.p, so they think its alright to threaten and rob this old couple out for a walk?someone must have seen them or know who they are?tell the police and get these wasters off our streets.
sd in Bangor. wrote (68 days ago):
Scum!
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