Police say an elderly woman is “severely traumatized” after her purse was stolen in Abbotsford.
The 81-year-old was heading to her car Monday afternoon after doing some Christmas shopping at Sevenoaks mall.
A young man approached and asked her how she was doing.
When she went to get into her car, police say he grabbed her purse, ran to a waiting car and took off.
Police say the woman is under 5-feet tall and walks with a cane, and had to be taken to hospital for examination.
The suspect is described as a white man, 20 to 30 years old, clean shaven with short brown hair.
The vehicle is described as a yellow sedan.
Anyone with information is asked to call Abbotsford police.