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Police looking for witnesses to Vernon purse snatching

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November 03, 2016 - 11:36 AM

VERNON – A 64-year-old woman had her purse stolen from her shopping cart in downtown Vernon on Sunday and RCMP are looking for help to catch the thief.

RCMP say at about 12:48 p.m., Oct. 30, a man grabbed the woman’s purse from her shopping cart in the parking lot of the downtown Safeway store.

The suspect took off on foot and a witness gave chase, but was unable to catch the man, according to a RCMP media release.

Police are looking for a Caucasian man in his early 20s, with a slim build and about 5’10” tall. He was wearing a black hoody and blue jeans.

“As this is a fairly high traffic location we are hoping witnesses will come forward who may have seen this theft or the man fleeing the scene,” Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in the release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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