White Rock Citizens tackle purse snatcher

White Rock

2017-10-12 09:46 PDT

File # 2017-4958

White Rock RCMP are praising some White Rock citizens, after they ran after a purse snatcher and held him down until police arrived, Wednesday October 11th at approximately 1740hrs.

This crime is particularly disgusting due to the fact that the victim of this purse snatching is 95 years old, walks with a cane and has limited eyesight. The witnesses should be commended for potentially putting themselves in harm’s way during their apprehension of the person responsible for this cowardly attack. Said Staff Sergeant Creighton.

The female victim suffered minor injuries to her arm which did not require hospitalization. White Rock RCMP Victim Services Unit have been in contact with her and will be providing emotional support to her.

A 36 year old male from White Rock, was arrested and held for court. Police are recommending a charge of Robbery to Crown Counsel.

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