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Alleged Vernon purse snatcher caught on camera

This woman was seen taking a purse from an elderly woman Jan. 5, 2017.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
January 09, 2017 - 9:21 AM

VERNON - Police have released a photo of a woman who allegedly stole a purse from an elderly woman in Vernon last week.

Around 5 p.m. on Jan. 5, an elderly woman was shopping at the downtown Vernon Safeway when someone took her purse, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a media release.

The suspect, who was caught on video surveillance, was wearing a large, beige jacket and had long brown hair.

According to Noseworthy, she was seen taking the purse.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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