"A man has been arrested in downtown Auckland after a bag-snatching incident.
Police swooped onto the lower Queen St, Viaduct Harbour areas after sightings of two men linked with an alleged bag-snatching on the North Shore this morning.
A police spokesman said one of the men was arrested near the boat terminal on Quay St without incident. Police are still seeking the other man."
Muggings of women/handbag thefts is an increasingly serious and widespread problem in Auckland, where a number of incidents have resulted in a death and serious injuries to both victims and innocent bystanders. See blog link: Handbag snatches