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Woman knocked to ground in bag-snatch incident


A teeanger has been charged following two alleged bag-snatching incidents in Townsville.

Police say a boy riding a pushbike attempted to steal bags off an elderly man and a woman at a shopping complex in Thuringowa Central, around 8.15am on Saturday.

The man wasn't injured but the woman fell to the ground in a struggle to hold onto her bag.

Officers located a 17-year-old boy on Hervey Range Road a short time later, and took him into custody.

The Kelso teen has since been charged with one count of attempted steal and one count of attempted steal from the person.

He will appear in Townsville Children’s Court.