Northern Ireland

Thieves steal bags from 10 cars in Holywood

Police have said up to 10 cars have been targeted in the Holywood area over the last three weeks by thieves stealing handbags from them.

Cash has been taken and in some cases the handbag has been left near the scene.

The thieves are smashing windows in the vehicles to steal what is inside.

Police believe the thieves are specifically targeting cars that have been parked by people going for walks in secluded areas.

They also think the thieves could be using a vehicle.

Officers are advising anyone who parks their car before going for a walk to make sure it is empty of all belongings, and to report any suspicious activity or vehicles nearby.

They can be contacted on 0845 600 8000.