Rockingham: 69-year-old bag snatch victim speaks out

Rockingham: 69-year-old bag snatch victim speaks out

THE 69-year-old victim of a brazen bag snatch has spoken of her ordeal today (March 11).

Rockingham Senior Detective Paul Cramer said they are investigating the incident that happened on Tuesday, March 8.

“It was a cowardly attack on a 69-year-old lady,” he said.

“People may know this person or the car that he got out of.

“We are calling for any witnesses or those with information to contact Rockingham Police.”

The victim said it had left her a little shaken.

“It was quite a different, scary experience,” she said.

“I landed quite heavily and was quite angry as I was in pain.

“I just said please don’t take my bag.”

According to Snr Det Cramer the victim crossed the intersection of Kitson Street and Council Avenue, and then walked through the car park at the south east corner of Rockingham Shopping Centre, around 4.30pm.

A grey car drove alongside her and stopped.

A man got out from the rear driver’s side door and shouted “see you later” to the driver.

The victim continued walking but was pushed to the ground soon after.

The man from the car stood over her and pulled the victim’s hand bag from her.

She tried hanging onto the bag with both hands but was overpowered.

The offender returned to the grey car, which left the car park at speed onto Council Avenue in the direction of Ennis Avenue.

The offender is described as being in his early teens, of a slim build, dark skinned and spoke with an Australian accent.

He was wearing a white and light blue collared t-shirt, navy blue shorts and light coloured sneakers.

The car is described as a new model sedan, graphite grey in colour with dark tinted windows.

People with information are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.