Car taken in knifepoint robbery

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A woman has had her car and handbag stolen after being threatened at knifepoint.

Police say the assault and car jacking happened last Saturday morning in the city’s Waterside.

“At around 8am a 47 yr-old female parked her car in the Fountain Hill area and when she got out of the car, a male approached her and threatened her with a knife,” a PSNI spokeswoman said.

“She was assaulted and fell to the ground. The male stole her handbag and made off in her car, a grey coloured Volkswagen Bora car.

“The stolen vehicle was then seen driving recklessly in the direction of Strabane and onwards to Omagh. The car was later found crashed on the Beltany Road, Omagh at around 10.30am.”

Police are appealing for witnesses and are asking anyone who may have seen the car between 8am and 10.30am travelling from Derry to Omagh to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.