Tartan-scarved robber strikes in Altnagelvin daylight robbery

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A tartan-scarved robber snatched a bag of money off a woman in broad daylight outside a bank in Altnagelvin on Monday.

Police are appealing for information after the woman was robbed outside the Danske Bank.

The incident occurred at about noon on Monday.

A woman was entering the bank with a sum of money in a bag when a man grabbed it and ran off.

He is described as being about 5ft 8inches tall and of a slim build. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a black jacket and hat and a tartan scarf.

A number of men chased the man down Church Brae, but he made his escape through the gardens of houses.

Chief Inspector Ivor Morton said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw the man running away, or noticed him in the Belt Road area beforehand. We believe he was in the area for a time before the woman arrived at the bank. She was not physically hurt in the incident.”