Man faces court following stealing, NSW

A man will face court today after he allegedly stole a handbag from an elderly woman at a railway station on the Central Coast, NSW Police say.

About 9.50pm yesterday, a 79-year-old woman was walking from Gosford Railway Station when a man allegedly grabbed her handbag from under her arm and ran away.

The woman alerted police who attended shortly after and conducted a number of inquiries.

A short time later attending officers arrested a man nearby. The victim’s property was allegedly located during a search of the man.

He was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with steal from person and a transport offence.

The 33-year-old man was refused bail and will appear in Gosford Local Court today.

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