Man steals handbag from elderly woman sitting in parked car

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Police are appealing for information after a man in his 30s stole a handbag from an elderly lady's knee as she sat in a parked car.

The incident was reported to have taken place in the car park of Kilrea Health Centre at around 5pm on Tuesday, December 6.

Police in Limavady are appealing for witnesses to the theft.

They said: "A male described as mid 30s opened the door of a parked car and stole the handbag of an elderly female who was sitting in the car.

"If you noticed anybody hanging about the car park or observed the male speaking the elderly female please contact Police on 101 quoting reference number 1074 6.12.16.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public to be aware of opportunistic criminals. Please keep doors locked, windows up and valuables out of sight."