Elderly woman (84) injured; dragged during Kwinana bag snatch

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ROCKINGHAM detectives are investigating a bag snatch incident in Calista yesterday during which an elderly woman hit her head and was dragged along the ground.

About, 11.45am on October 2, an 84-year-old woman was walking along Bright Road when a man approached her.

He grabbed hold of her handbag and tried to pull it from her.

He continued to pull harder, until the woman fell to the ground and hit her head.

The man dragged the woman along the pathway by her handbag, before he was able to take it from her.

He then entered a small white car which was parked nearby.

The car was last seen driving north along Chilcott Street.

The woman received grazes and bruising during the incident.

The man is described as 19 to 20 years of age, of a medium build, with dark hair. He was wearing a black top and black shorts.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.