Aggravated robbery against an 88-year-old

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A 20-year-old Geraldton male will appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court today after he was allegedly involved in an aggravated robbery offence against an 88-year-old lady in Beachlands. 

The female was returning to her home address after attending a Bingo game when it is alleged the male snatched the handbag from her shoulder. The elderly lady suffered a minor injury as a result of the offence. 

The male was apprehended a short distance away hiding under a vehicle.

An Everything Geraldton user Cheryl shared her similar story with us on the Everything Geraldton app yesterday.

"Earlier this afternoon I had my bag snatched from Stirlings Shopping Centre. I gave chase shouting at the top of my lungs through to McDonald's but he was a lot quicker than me!" she said.

"I believe that he has now been caught after doing the same thing to an elderly lady.

"There is a lot more I could say! But please just be careful and watchful, I along with the disabled lady that I was with could have been hurt."

Cheryl thanked Police for their quick response. 

Police are now requesting any members of the public who may have witnessed the offence, especially a female who flagged down police, to make contact with the Geraldton Police Station. If you have any information please contact the station on (08)9923 4555.