A CARTAGENA woman had a piece of good fortune on Sunday when her handbag containing over 10 thousand euros was snatched from her, but it was returned to herby the police later on. The elderly woman was sitting at a cafeteria on Calle Juan de la Cosa, located just behind the Murcia Assembly building, and having a drink at around 6.30am. A 19-year-old youth approached her and stole the large handbag, with a wad of notestemptingly lying towards the top. Cartagena local police were immediately pressed into action, and acting on descriptions from witnesses, launched a sweep of the area, where they managed to catch the thief. The teenager faces a robbery charge, but reports suggested that he did not use any violence. As for the large amount of money in the lady ́s handbag, she told police that it was just something that she always did, with the notes being clearly visible which prompted the young thief to strike.