A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft following a report of an incident at the Barrack Street area yesterday (Friday) afternoon.
Shortly after 3.30pm, it was reported that an elderly woman had her handbag stolen.
It is believed the female made off towards the Victoria Street area.
A PSNI spokesperson confirmed to Armagh I that the pensioner had been left badly shaken, but was not injured.
The 24-year-old was arrested a short time afterwards and has been subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.
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