Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been thanked by Swedish police after helping to catch a thief who snatched the bag of an an elderly woman.
The incident took place in Lindelof’s home city of Vasteras and was reported by the Aftonbladet newspaper on Monday.
United confirmed the story when asked for comment by Sky Sports.
A police statement said a man in his 30s riding a bicycle snatched a bag belonging to a woman in her 90s on Monday morning.
“A man who was in the vicinity is said to have run after the suspected perpetrator, caught up with him and held him until the police arrived at the scene,” police said, without naming Lindelof
“The police want to take the opportunity and thank the witness for a quick and wise intervention.”
The woman who was robbed has told Aftonbladet that she would like to thank Lindelof by buying him lunch.
The arrested man faces charges of aggravated theft and minor drug offences.
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