Woman punched and robbed in Derry

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A woman has been punched and her handbag stolen during a robbery in Derry.

A PSNI spokeswoman said the robbery took place at around 1:30pm yesterday in the Lower Road area.

“A male wearing a hooded top punched the lady in the back before making off with her handbag in the direction of William Street.

“Anyone who was in the area between 1.30pm and 2pm and could help police with their enquiries is asked to contact Strand Road CID on 0845 600 8000,” the spokeswoman said.