Man Charged After Attempted Bag Snatch

70yo woman victim.

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A Kincumber man has been charged after allegedly trying to snatch an elderly woman's handbag.

The 21-year-old was arrested on Kooronya Road at 10am yesterday, accused of knocking her to the ground attempting to steal her purse as she walked on Showground Road near Gosford Railway Station earlier this month.

Thankfully the 70-year-old wasn't hurt.

The man's been bailed to reappear in court next month.



LAST WEEK: Police investigating an attempted robbery at Gosford last Friday night have released CCTV images of a man they'd like to speak with.

A 70-year-old woman was approached by a young man who attempted to steal her handbag as she was walking along a pathway on Showground Road, near the Railway Station at about 6.30 pm.

He's described as being in his late teens, thin, about 165 cm tall and Caucasian in appearance.

Call NSW Police if you can assist.