A 12 year old from Agde, already known to the police, has been arrested for snatching the bag from an 84 year old woman.
The woman fell while he was snatching the bag, and she was seriously injured.
The boy was held in police custody for 12 hours, which is very rare for someone of that age.
He is known to police for committing several crimes in Agde. He was placed in a centre in Béziers for some weeks after the last crime. His mother is in prison. He has escaped the centre many times to visit his grandfather in Agde.
The police have not released details of their next steps.
Source: Midi Libre