Man snatched purse from elderly woman, say police

Staff reporter, GERALDTON GUARDIANGeraldton Guardian

Police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly stole a purse from an elderly woman walking along Marine Terrace.

The incident allegedly happened about 5pm on Sunday.

Police said the purse was recovered when the man dropped it after he was chased by a witness.

Police have described the person of interest as aged in early to mid 20s, approximately 5”10 with dark skin, wearing black t-shirt and black track pants, with a baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or who is able to identify the person of interest is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 888 000 or the Geraldton Local Policing Team on 99234555.

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