Police seek public’s help after purse snatching

The robbery occurred Thursday afternoon when the female victim was walking in the trail area of Gyro Park.

Greater Trail police are still seeking help identifying a male purse snatcher who robbed a woman in Gyro Park on Thursday.

Sgt. Darren Oelke of the Trail and Greater District Detachment said the police are continuing to investigate the incident.

“There has been no development yet. We haven’t received any viable tips,” he told the Trail Times on Monday.

“As far we know this is an isolated incident.”

The robbery occurred Thursday afternoon when the female victim was walking in the trail area of Gyro Park.

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 back pack 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 an RCMP press release.

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