Elderly woman in hospital after mugging
Published Wednesday, 08 August 2012
An elderly woman has been taken to hospital after she was knocked to the ground during a mugging in Newtownards.
Police have appealed for information. (© UTV)
The 86-year-old was pushed over and had her handbag stolen by a man in the Donaghadee Road and Corporation North area of the town, shortly after 1.15pm on Wednesday.
She is receiving treatment for injuries which police said are not believed to be life threatening at this stage.
The attacker has been described as having dark hair and was wearing a blue coat.
Anyone who witnessed the attack has been asked to contact the PSNI.