Woman injured during 'bag snatching' incident in Limerick city centre

Victim suffered 'bruising and cuts to her hands and knees'

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Woman injured during 'bag snatching' incident in Limerick city centre

GARDAI are investigating an incident in Limerick city centre during which a woman sustained injuries when her handbag was snatched.

The 51-year-old was walking at Shannon Street at around 6.50pm last Saturday when she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her bag.

“As a result of the attack she fell to the ground suffering bruising and cuts to her hands and knees,” said a garda spokesperson.

A 48-year-old man who was later arrested by gardai has been charged with robbery and is due before the courts in the coming weeks.

Gardai at Henry Street are investigating the incident.