Handbag snatched at fast-food restaurant

RHONDA MARKBY
Last updated 05:00 03/12/2012

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Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a woman had her handbag snatched from her while at McDonald's in Timaru early yesterday.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with theft and assaulting a female as a result of the incident.

The victim and offender were known to each other, Sergeant Ian Howard of the Timaru police said.

The incident occurred about 1.30am near the store's drive-thru.

The man ran off with the handbag and a couple in a dark coloured four-wheel-drive gave chase in their vehicle. The couple helped police search the area for the offender and police wish to speak to them again as well as to anyone else who witnessed the incident.

The man was found at his home a short distance away.

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- The Timaru Herald

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