Appeal after pensioner purse snatch

An elderly woman
An elderly woman

Police in Bangor are appealing for information after a woman in her 70s had her purse snatched in the Castle Park area on Monday.

The incident happened around midday close to Abbey Park.

A PSNI spokesman said the suspect is “described as very tall, wearing a black hooded top with blue markings”.

He ran off in the direction of Abbey Park.

Constable David Greer said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident, or anyone who may have seen a man matching this description in the area or nearby, to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 509 of 13/06/16.