The woman caught a man trying to open a church donation box
An elderly woman has been attacked with a crowbar after catching a man trying to force open a church donation box in Armagh.
The woman, who is aged in her 70s, has been left shaken and bruised after the incident.
A man has been charged in connection with the incident in Portadown on Friday afternoon.
The woman caught a man trying to force open a church donation box.
It is understood the man also demanded money from the woman.
At first she refused to hand over her purse - but when the man struck her with the crowbar she gave him a sum of cash.
The woman was left shaken and bruised after the attack, which is believed to have happened at a church in the William Street area.
A 45-year-old man is due before Lisburn Magistrates Court tomorrow.