The elderly victim was walking with her husband along a central street of Motril when she felt somebody yank her handbag from her shoulder.
The only reason that she didn’t fall to the ground was because her husband was hanging onto her arm.
Failing to obtain her handbag, the assailant ran off and got into a waiting car with three other individuals inside.
The victim phoned 091 and two police patrols were immediately dispatched; a car and motorbike unit.
They soon located four youths answering the description given by the elderly lady. One of them had been arrested just days earlier for a similar offence.
The four were booked, brought before a magistrate and released pending trial.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)