Swift action by members of the public results in the arrest of Renfrew handbag thief Swift action by members of the public results in the arrest of Renfrew handbag thief
A man has been arrested after he stole a handbag from a pensioner in Renfrew. A 76-year-old woman was walking on Sandy Road, Renfrew... Swift action by members of the public results in the arrest of Renfrew handbag thief

A man has been arrested after he stole a handbag from a pensioner in Renfrew.

A 76-year-old woman was walking on Sandy Road, Renfrew when her handbag was snatched by a 54-year-old male.

Three members of the public came to the lady’s aid, assisted the victim and called the Police. Members of the public also pursued the alleged suspect on foot until Police arrived on scene and an arrest was made.

The incident happened on Sandy Road, Renfrew at around 12.40pm on Sunday afternoon.