Woman in her 90s ‘knocked to ground and robbed’ in Belfast city center

A woman in her 90s was hospitalized after being knocked to the ground during a Belfast city center robbery.

the incident happened during Thursday afternoon in the Castle Lane area of ​​the city.

According to police the woman was knocked to the ground by another woman before her handbag – which contained a sum of cash – was stolen.

The elderly victim is still receiving treatment for her injuries, while police have arrested a 26-year-old woman on suspicion of the robbery.

PSNI Inspector Greg Dawson said it was a “particularly callous robbery” of an elderly woman during daylight hours.

“This lady, who is aged in her 90s, had been in the Castle Lane area which was bustling with customers at its shops and cafes. But at around 4pm on Thursday, we received a report that she had become the victim of a frightening robbery,” he said.

“This lady was reportedly knocked to the ground by another woman and her handbag, which contained a sum of cash, stolen. The suspect then ran off with the stolen bag.

“Members of the public who had witnessed the incident stopped and offered kindness to the pensioner who was understandably left shaken by this ordeal.

“Police and emergency services attended and she was taken to hospital where she continues to receive treatment for her injuries.”

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