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Man steals 76-year-old woman's purse in Rutland grocery store parking lot

This still image obtained from the Save-On-Foods security cameras in Rutland shows the suspect who allegedly stole a 76-year-old woman's purse on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
December 15, 2016 - 4:01 PM

KELOWNA – Police are asking for help from the public to identify a man who allegedly stole a woman's purse this morning, but had enough of a conscience to tell staff that she was injured and yelling for help.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release the suspect allegedly stole a 76-year-old woman's purse in the Save-On-Foods parking lot in the Plaza 33 Shopping Centre in Rutland, around 10:21 a.m., Dec. 15. After the ordeal, the woman was taken to the hospital for assessment.

The woman was on the ground, hurt and yelling for help after the suspect allegedly stole her purse, he says. A guilty conscience may have stopped a clean getaway. Investigators say the suspect went into the store and reported the woman's fall to staff.

O'Donaghey says the supsect then left the area with the purse, which is green, blue and white with white and black handles.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25- to 35-years-old, 5'7" to 5'9" tall with a slender build. He was wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, grey and orange winter jacket and was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Aaron Dermake of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

This still image shows the suspect holding the alleged stolen purse.
This still image shows the suspect holding the alleged stolen purse.
Image Credit: RCMP Handout

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