Bag snatcher tar­gets four

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A BAG snatcher tar­geted four women in a spree of at least seven crimes across western and south­ern sub­urbs dur­ing sev­eral hours last Wednesday.

“He was ag­gres­sive,” Se­nior Sergeant Tony Booker said.

The man ap­proached a parked Subaru For­rester driven by a Mos­man Park woman who had just de­liv­ered her child to Mos­man Park Pri­mary School and had her tod­dler on the back seat about 9.22am.

Sgt Booker said the man banged on the car’s win­dow, opened its door, reached in and grabbed the woman’s hand­bag, which she grabbed back, be­fore he ran.

A short time later, the man had an ag­gres­sive al­ter­ca­tion with a woman about whose ve­hi­cle would use a park­ing bay at a nearby Coles su­per­mar­ket in Mon­u­ment Street, Mos­man Park.

“Dur­ing the ar­gu­ment, he went to a black BMW X5 nearby, opened the door and grabbed an­other woman’s hand­bag, which she grabbed back, but he yanked it out of her hands and ran away,” Sgt Booker said.

Sgt Booker said the man, de­scribed as mid-20s, ath­letic build and with tanned skin, was driv­ing a black, 2007 Holden Com­modore, with sport wheels and stolen num­ber­plates, that had been stolen from Bel­mont about four hours be­fore the first bag snatch.

Later that morn­ing, the Com­modore was seen when valu­ables where taken from a car parked on Roberts Road, Su­bi­aco, and is sus­pected to be con­nected to thefts in south­ern sub­urbs.

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