Arrest after bar handbag theft

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A MAN has been charged with stealing a handbag from a woman at a Chesterfield bar.

The incident allegedly happened at a venue packed with weekend revellers in Chesterfield town centre.

It was reported to police patrolling the town centre at around 11.15pm on Saturday, April 28.

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 26-year-old woman’s handbag was snatched from the table she had been at in Waikiki Beach bar. A 33-year-old man was arrested shortly after the incident and bailed pending further enquiries.”

The man was charged on Friday, June 8, and is to appear at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 25.