An alleged bag snatcher was caught after accidentally knocking himself out by running into a wall, police today said.
The 27-year-old male allegedly snatched a handbag belonging to woman in Gloucester city centre on Saturday morning.
But as he tried to get away he collided with a wall and knocked himself unconscious.
The man was taken to Gloucester Royal Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, arrested and then charged with robbery.
Gloucestershire police spokeswoman Zoe Young said: "The incident occurred at around 10.15am on Saturday November 19, when a male offender snatched a handbag from 21-year-old Newent woman, approaching her from behind.
"After grabbing the bag the offender ran off but collided with a wall, knocking himself unconscious."
The man, of no fixed abode, has been charged with robbery and remanded in custody.
The woman was not injured during the incident.