Sunday April 15, 2012
Senior Uninjured in Purse Snatch Incident
RCMP look to the public for information or tips
Released by RCMP UFVRD Sgt. Steve McLeod/Voice photos
Witness reports put this woman on a bicycle at the scene of the crime and police located her a short time later at Charles and Gore. She was checked and later released.
t approximately 12 P.M. Saturday, a 67-year-old women from Chilliwack was walking near Charles Street and Gore Avenue in downtown Chilliwack when a man walking by grabbed her purse and fled.
A motorist who had witnessed the event gave chase. The man ran a short distance and eventually dropped the purse and left the area. The purse was returned to the owner, nothing had been taken from it and fortunately the women was not injured. Police were flagged down a short time later but after extensive patrols were not able to locate the suspect.
Investigators are asking
anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have any information
regarding the person responsible for this purse snatching to call
the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611.
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