Trevor Agard, 53, has been formally charged with robbery, wounding, assault and occasioning actual bodily harm to two female British tourists on Monday night.
The incident occurred on the Richard Haynes Board walk, Hastings, Christ Chuch around 8.45 p.m. However, Agard of no fix place of abode was apprehended following the assistance of several members of the public.
The stolen item – a handbag and its contents were recovered.
Agard appeared in the District “A” Magistrates Court this morning.