NSW police charge teen after handbag stolen at Dubbo

A teenage boy is due to appear in court today charged after a woman’s handbag was stolen at Dubbo.

The 77-year-old woman was pushing a trolley of groceries to her car parked at a shopping centre in Macquarie Street shortly before 1pm yesterday (Friday 3 December 2021), when her handbag was allegedly taken by a teenage boy, who ran towards Bligh Street.

A 47-year-old man chased the boy across Hans Cloval Oval but was allegedly threatened when he confronted the teen.

Bystanders intervened and police were alerted; a 15-year-old boy was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

He was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he has been charged with steal from person, intimidation, and offensive behaviour.

He’s been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Children’s Court today (Saturday 4 December 2021).

The woman was shaken but not injured.

Police thank the community members for their assistance in this incident.

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