Elderly woman robbed after offering 'hitchhikers' assistance

Thumbing a lift
Thumbing a lift

Police have appealed for motorist vigilance after an elderly woman was robbed of cash by men she believed she was helping after crashing their vehicle.

In a social media post, the PSNI Mid Ulster said: " Yesterday an elderly lady came across a vehicle in the hedge, and she stopped to see if they were okay.

"The three males in the vehicle asked for a lift in her car.

"Later she soon discovered her purse was missing and a sum of money was withdrawn from her bank account."

Police ask that anyone who sees suspicious activity should not hesitate to contact them on their non-emergency number 101.