Women’s handbag stolen

A man was arrested for allegedly steeling a woman’s handbag on a licensed premises. At about 4.15pm on Thursday, May 17, a woman sitting in the gaming room of a hotel in Tassie Street had her bag stolen by a passer-by. After viewing the hotel’s CCTV footage, the police commenced a search for the suspect. The man was found in the area a short time later and police were able to recover the victim’s property. A 48-year-old Port Augusta man was charged with theft and was bailed to appear in court on June 25.

He was further issued with a barring order.