Purse snatcher nabbed in Te Puke


Quick-thinking locals stopped a criminal in his tracks.

Tauranga police acting Senior Sergeant Owen O'Brien said a man snatched a handbag from a woman on Oxford St, Te Puke, about 10.40am yesterday but members of the public caught and held him until police arrived.

A 23-year-old Opotiki man will appear in court today charged with theft.


- Bay of Plenty Times

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