A 93-year-old woman suffered a broken leg and cuts to her head and a finger today as she was robbed of her handbag in the street.
The woman was taken to hospital after the incident which happened at about 2pm in College Road, Margate.
Police say members of the public chased a man to an address in Margate. A 31-year-old suspect was later assisting detectives with their enquiries at Margate Police Station.
Police say the handbag has been recovered.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Det Sgt Claire Munday at Margate police station on 01843 222192. (ref 05-0716/0714).