Charges laid following stealing from elderly woman - Batemans Bay

Friday, 03 March 2023 02:00:48 PM

A man has been charged over allegedly stealing cash from an elderly woman on the state's South Coast.

About 12.40pm on Thursday 23 February 2023, police were called to a shopping centre on Clyde Street, Batemans Bay, following reports of a stealing.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District attended and were told a 92-year-old woman had her purse, containing cash, stolen by a man while she was shopping.

Following inquiries, about 3.40pm on Wednesday (1 March 2023), investigators arrested a 28-year-old man on the Princes Highway, Batemans Bay, following a short foot pursuit.

During a search of the man, police located cash, multiple items alleged to be stolen, and two knives.

He was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station, where he was charged with larceny, hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty, custody of knife in public place, three counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, possess prohibited drug, malicious damage and four counts of intimidation.

The man was refused bail to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court today (Friday 3 March 2023).