Teen arrested over Newtownabbey mugging

Published Thursday, 29 November 2012
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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested following an attempted robbery and mugging in the Newtownabbey area.

Teen arrested over Newtownabbey mugging
A 17-year-old has been arrested following the incidents. (© UTV)

A male attempted to rob a shop in the Glebe Road West area at around 9.20am on Thursday but made off empty-handed when chased by a member of staff.

Ten minutes later a woman in her 60s had her handbag snatched in the Prince Charles Way area.

The woman was not injured but was left badly shaken.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery and is currently assisting police enquiries.

Police have asked anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact them.

© UTV News
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