UPDATED: Abbotsford Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in relation to a purse snatching involving an elderly woman earlier this month.
Constable Ian MacDonald is crediting multiple tips received from the public.
The 25-year-old has previously been convicted of drug and theft charges.
Ian MacDonald with Abbotsford Police is calling a brazen daytime robbery against an 89-year-old woman a despicable act.
“As she opens the door, our suspect comes along, grabs her purse, knocks her to the ground and then takes off northbound on foot away from the credit union with the purse in hand.”
It happened two weeks ago in the parking lot of a credit union on South Fraser Way near Gladwyn Road.
MacDonald says surveillance photos captured the suspect’s face.
He’s described as a Caucasian male in his 20’s with a thin build; he was wearing a blue “Bench” hooded jacket at the time.
Police are hoping anyone who remembers the robbery will contact them.