Woman fends off alleged bag snatcher at Geraldton shopping centre

Geraldton Guardian
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Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged bag snatching incident involving an 75-year-old woman at Northgate Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon.

Police allege the man approached the woman from behind about 4.45pm as she was walking to her car and violently pulled on her handbag, causing her to fall over and suffer an arm injury.

The woman held on to her bag and her attacker was allegedly chased from the scene by other shoppers.

A man was arrested a soon time after and charged with assault with intent to rob in circumstances of aggravation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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