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Pensioner robbed in Sainsbury’s

 An elderly lady is among the latest victims who have been targeted by callous thieves in the run up to Christmas.

The 75-year-old had her handbag stolen while in the Sainsbury’s store in Newry on Friday recently, resulting in the loss of valuable items, including a brand new iPhone.

The pensioner’s daughter voiced her anger on social media and warned others to be vigilant: “Please folks be careful when out doing your Christmas shopping.  My mum, a 75-year-old vulnerable old lady, had her handbag stolen in Sainsbury’s in Newry on Friday.  It contained her new contract iPhone, purse with some cash, and her cards, precious memory card of her brother and her disability parking ticket!

“Some scum bags out there looking out for vulnerable older people to rob. She has been left traumatised and very frightened. Disgusting.”