I am shocked to learn that a lady in her 50s by two youths was robbed last Tuesday in the Abbey Ring area, Holywood. One of them threatened the lady with a knife before taking money from her purse. She was unhurt but shaken.
I was outraged and shocked to learn of this robbery, particularly given that the youths who carried out this crime may have been as young as 12. No one should have to go through such a traumatic experience.
On the same day I was proud to attend Official Unveiling of Intergenerational Patchwork Quilt at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. This Quilt was made by the local 55+ club and P6 and P7 Pupil’s from Redburn Primary School and proves that the actions of a few do not represent the overwhelming majority of young and old people who want to live in a safe, prosperous and shared society.
I will continue to support the police and other agencies to ensure incidents such as the disgraceful robbery of this lady in the Loughview Area never occur again.
This incident wasn’t initially reported to the Police and only came to light via Holywood PSNI Facebook site.
If anybody has any information about this robbery then they should contact the police. I hope that the people responsible for this crime are identified and punished accordingly.