90yo woman’s handbag stolen by heartless thieves at Qld shopping centre

Police are hunting a couple of heartless thieves who stole a handbag from a 90-year-old woman at a shopping centre in Townsville yesterday.

The elderly lady was placing her walker in the boot of her car at the Aitkenvale centre, when she dropped her handbag onto the ground.

Police said the woman’s bag was quickly snatched by the thieves, who were last seen running through the Sunvale Centre car park.


Luckily, the woman escaped injury, however she is extremely distressed over the incident, having lost her handbag which contained cash and personal items.

The empty handbag was located later that day near the carpark of a child care centre on Ross River Road.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward as Police have limited information on who was involved.