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Bag-snatcher arrested after elderly woman injured

A man has been arrested over a bag snatch which left an elderly woman with a broken hip.

A 26-year-old man was apprehended and charged with aggravated robbery following inquiries into a handbag robbery in which a 74-year-old woman was pushed to the ground, breaking her hip.

A 17-year-old Nollamara youth was also charged yesterday with stealing a motor vehicle in relation to the Hyundai Excel used in the robbery.

The 26-year-old man was also charged in relation to other bag snatch incidents, including a bag snatch at Warwick Shopping Centre and another in Osborne Park on January 3.

The man will appear in East Perth Court on Saturday and is also charged with two counts of stealing a motor vehicle.

Inquiries are continuing and further charges may follow.