Elderly woman’s purse snatched in Naha

A man closing in from behind snatched the handbag of a 72-year-old woman containing ¥20,000 in cash, on a road in Matsukawa, Naha City in the evening of Nov. 2.

The woman was not injured.

Naha Police are investigating the case as a theft.

According to the police, the male robber is about 160 cm tall.

The woman was on the way to her home alone, and noticed the nearby police box of the incident. The robbery occurred on a narrow alley in a residential are.