Alleged bag snatcher caught by members of the public

Lachlan Roberts 6 February 2019

A 51-year-old man has been charged with robbery following an alleged bag snatching incident in Braddon on Wednesday morning (6 February).

Around 9 am on Fawkner Street, Braddon, the man allegedly snatched a handbag from a woman. Witnesses intervened and restrained the man until police arrived.

The Campbell man was subsequently arrested and charged with robbery and is expected to appear in court tomorrow where bail will be opposed.

Police would like to thank the members of the public for intervening in this incident, however, remind people to consider the situation before putting themselves at risk.

Police are also seeking any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6360744. Information can be provided anonymously.

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