Moped riders allegedly snatch woman's bag

POLICE have charged two men following investigations into two bag snatching incidents in Southport this morning.

Around 2.45pm on Tuesday, April 12 a 19-year-old woman was walking along North Street when it is alleged the men on a moped rode slowly behind her before grabbing her bag and riding off.

In a second incident it will further be alleged around 4pm the same day the pair on a moped attempted to steal a 28-year-old's handbag in Queen Street but the woman managed to hold on to her bag.

Neither women were physically injured during the incidents.

A 22-year-old Nerang man has been charged with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs and possess drug utensils.

An 18-year-old Nerang man has been charged with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Both men will appear in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.


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