Man charged after woman in 80s injured in street robbery



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A 22-year-old man expected to appear in Belfast Magistrates court tomorrow after a woman in her 80s sustained a fractured shoulder during a street robbery in Belfast.

At 2pm on Saturday police received a report that an elderly woman had been “pushed over in the street by a man and her handbag stolen”.

A PSNI spokeswoman said “members of the public pursued the suspect and detained him until police arrived to carry out an arrest a short time later”. She thanked the public for their assistance and said the victim was taken to hospital “to be treated for a fractured shoulder”.