Young garbage collector snatches woman’s handbag

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The Debrecen Department of Police started a criminal procedure against a 22-year old man for robbery and document abuse. The man had come to Debrecen to collect some garbage.

He attacked the 54-year old woman on Apafi Street. The victim told the police what had happened. The unknown man tried to tear her handbag out of her hands but as she was holding it firmly, he started to jerk the bag, making her fall down. As she was lying on the ground, he was dragging her through 4-5 meters then, by a sudden, strong pull, he got the handbag and fled the scene towards Virág Street. The handbag contained 200.000 forints in cash, a mobile phone and the victim’s personal documents. The woman suffered light injuries. Right after the incident, the police started the search for the perpetrator with large forces and soon caught him on Arany János Street. The mobile phone and the cash were found in his clothing. He told the police that he had got rid of the handbag in a bushy part of a playground. He also said that he had come to Debrecen only to collect some garbage.

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