Kamloops RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in connection with the robbery of an elderly Australian tourist near the corner of Third and Lansdowne Street.
The tourist was walking near the corner of Third and Lansdowne about 7:25 p.m. on Sept. 7 when her purse was snatched by a man who quickly ran past. The tourist was not injured in the robbery but shaken up. A local bystander gave chase but couldn’t catch the thief.
The purse and contents were eventually located a short distance away but the woman’s wallet remains outstanding.
The man police want to talk to is described as a Caucasian male, mid 20’s, 5’9”–5’11” tall, slim build, wearing jean shorts, a black t-shirt, and a blue ball cap.
If you have any information on this robbery or can identify the suspect please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 of Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.