Serial bag snatcher on the loose in Sydney’s inner west

There have been a couple of bag snatches reported in Sydney’s inner west on Monday night.

The first incident occurred about 8.35pm on Russell Street, Strathfield, as a 23-year-old woman was walking home from the train station.

A man ran up behind her and grabbed her handbag before getting into a back SUV being driven by another man.


The second incident occurred about 8.50pm on Loftus Crescent, Homebush, when a 23-year-old woman was walking along the footpath.

A man ran up behind her and snatched her bag before getting into a black SUV and driving away.

Neither of the women involved were hurt and both gave a similar description of the man they saw.

He has been described as Caucasian in appearance, about 175cm tall and wearing a back hooded jumper and long pants.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: