Purse snatcher identified


2022-06-14 09:10 PDT

File # 2022-14698

The Nanaimo RCMP would like to extend a sincere thank you to the general public for their assistance in helping to identify the person responsible for a theft of purse. The incident reported occurred on May 2, 2022 in the food court of the Country Club Mall.

On June 9, 2022, the Nanaimo RCMP released a video and still image of a suspect who can be seen stealthy removing the purse from the back of an unsuspecting woman’s chair, then walking away with it. The video and still image were shared with the public then posted to social media. 

At this time, no information can be released on the person identified as charges have not been formally laid. Investigators are confident though the person identified by the general public is responsible for the theft. Investigators were also thoroughly impressed with the promptness and accuracy of the tips provided. A big thank you also goes out to the management of the Country Club Mall for having installed excellent CCTV cameras which captured the entire incident, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

When charges are laid, the name of the individual will be released to the public. 

Click on link to purse snatching https://nanaimo.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=876&languageId=1&contentId=75339

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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