Yokine man charged with allegedly robbing Koondoola woman

Yokine man charged with allegedly robbing Koondoola woman

JOONDALUP detectives charged a man yesterday who allegedly robbed a Koondoola woman who is undergoing cancer treatment.

About 4.10pm on September 27, a woman in her 50s returned to her home and began unlocking her front door.

It will be alleged the 35-year-old man from Yokine approached her from behind and grabbed hold of her handbag strap that was over her shoulder and pulled on it, causing the woman to spin around and almost lose balance.

The woman felt pain to her shoulder and let go of the handbag.

The man took it and ran away, jumping over several fences to get away.

He was yesterday found and arrested and will appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court today.