Senior a victim of purse snatching near Tillicum Centre

Police are on the hunt for a purse snatcher in the area of Cuthbert Holmes Park and Tillicum Centre.

Police are on the hunt for a purse snatcher in the area of Cuthbert Holmes Park and Tillicum Centre.

On Sunday, June 23 at about 5 p.m., a 70-year-old female walking along a pathway had her purse grabbed away by a man who ran off.

The man is described as Hispanic, about 20 years old, with a slight build and short brown hair. He was wearing a green T-shirt and jeans at the time.

The purse and its contents were found in the breezeway between the arena and the movie theatre in the lower parking lot of Tillicum Centre.

The victim was unharmed, but police are asking people in the area to keep an eye out for anyone matching the description. Anyone walking in the area is reminded to be careful and walk with others if possible.

Police ask anyone with information to call the department at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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