Greater Trail police looking for purse snatcher

Greater Trail police looking for purse snatcher

Greater Trail police asking for help to identify purse snatcher

Greater Trail police seeking public's help to identify purse snatcher who rode by during Thursday crime

Greater Trail police are seeking the public’s help to identify a male purse-snatcher who was on a mountain bike during a Thursday afternoon theft.

The suspect was riding a light green and white mountain bike when he approached a woman from behind and snatched her back pack as he rode by.

The victim was walking in the trail area of Gyro Park with a back pack, which contained numerous belongings including her purse.

The Caucasian man is described to be in his late 40s or early 50s, with a grey/dark beard and unkempt shoulder-length hair.

He is approximately 5’5” to 5’7” and was wearing blue jeans and a jean or cord type jacket, said Cpl. Darryl Orr in a Friday press release.

The Trail and Greater District RCMP are seeking to identify the suspect of this serious offence as soon as possible.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 250.364.2566 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers, 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).