Richmond RCMP seeking public assistance in identifying purse snatcher

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    Richmond RCMP responded to a business in the 7100 block of No. 3 Road on June 17, 2019 shortly after 6 pm. Two women were walking through the parking lot east of the restaurant when a suspect approached them from behind grabbed a purse from one of the women and fled on foot towards Bennet Road. The victim, a woman in her early nineties, from Richmond, was visibly shaken up but not injured. The Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section has assumed conduct of the investigation.

    The suspect is described as:

    • Caucasian male
    • In his late teens or early twenties
    • thin build
    • wearing black baseball cap, black hoodie, black shorts, and black running shoes

    “This was a truly a callous and despicable act. The victim is in her 90s. We would ask that anyone in the community who has information, dashcam footage, or who can identify the suspect from the security footage to please contact us. We appreciate any and all information that will assist us in making a swift arrest in this matter,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

    Anyone with information on this case or the suspect is asked to contact Constable J. Wilkinson of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section at 604-278-1212 or email us atRichmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca  Please quote file# 2019-19674.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).