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Woman’s purse stolen from car in Portrush

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Police in Coleraine are appealing for witness to a theft from a vehicle that occurred at approximately 5:45pm on Thursday 11th February.

At this time the victim stopped her vehicle on Dunluce Avenue, Portrush to ask a male for directions as she was lost. Whilst in conversation the male grabbed her purse and ran off in the direction of the fire station leaving the victim in a distressed state

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the incident or a male described as being white and in his early 20’s. He was average build and unshaven. He was wearing a dark coloured coat and had a light coloured rucksack on his back. He may have been wearing a light coloured hat.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact Coleraine PSNI.

Police would like to remind everyone to take care of their valuables and keep them out of sight when in their vehicle. Obviously in light of the above incident motorists should be aware of any stranger that approaches their vehicle.

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