BERLIN (Reuters) - An 80-year-old German woman whose handbag was snatched from her bicycle basket by a passing cyclist gave chase on her own bike and recovered her stolen property.
As she pedalled in pursuit of the 41-year-old thief through the western town of Buerstadt, she alerted a driver who stopped the culprit and held him until police arrived.
“The woman had the guts to say, ‘I’m not taking that’,” a police spokesman in nearby Darmstadt said on Thursday.
Police retrieved the bag and returned it to its owner.
Reporting by Jacob Comenetz; editing by Andrew Dobbie
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