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Teen Accused Of Bag Snatching In Cairns


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A teenage boy has stolen a woman's handbag from her in Cairns.  

The 16-year-old reportedly targeted his victim on Lake Street at around 10.50pm on Saturday.  

Police will allege the woman was with a man when they were approached by a group of youths and asked for cigarettes.

When the request was refused the boy allegedly grabbed the woman’s handbag from the ground and fled in a southerly direction on Lake Street.

A member of the public helped the victim and located the boy near Florence Street.

The boy was charged with stealing in relation to the theft of the handbag. He was further charged with a number of outstanding matters; three counts of fraud, two counts of entering a premises and one count each of committing a public nuisance, common assault and stealing.