Sunday April 15, 2012

Crime News

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.

"Fortunately a passing motorist had witnessed this offense and followed the suspect until he dropped the purse and left the area. The elderly female was not injured and was able to have her purse and its contents returned to her," said McLeod in a release Sunday.

"We are hoping that anyone who witnessed this offense or has any information to assist police in identifying the suspect is able to contact the investigator to ensure that the person responsible is apprehended and held accountable for his actions".


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