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Elderly Australian tourist robbed in downtown Kamloops

September 08, 2017 - 7:14 AM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man relieved an elderly tourist from Australia of her purse in downtown Kamloops last night.

Kamloops RCMP say the woman was walking near the corner of Lansdowne Street and Third Avenue when the man snatched the purse while running by. 

In a release, Sgt. Darren Michels said a local bystander tried to chase him down but couldn't catch him. The purse was later found but the waller remains missing. 

Kamloops RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who robbed an elderly Australian tourist near the corner of 3rd and Lansdowne Street.

"The tourist was not injured in the robbery but shaken up as a result," Michels said.

Police, and likely the entire city, is looking for a Caucasian man in his mid 20s. He's roughly 5'9" to 5'11" tall with a slim build, wearing jean shorts, a black T-shirt and was wearing a beige hat on backwards. 

If you have any information on this robbery or can identify the suspect please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 of Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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