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PHOTO: Police Seek Purse-Snatching Suspect

May 25, 2016 4:01 PM | News

Purse-Snatcher Suspect

Winnipeg police are looking for this man, who they say stole a woman’s purse on May 16, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Police are looking for a man they say grabbed a woman’s purse from a Winnipeg business in the 400 block of Portage Avenue on May 16.

The robbery happened at around 5:30 p.m. when the 24-year-old woman was accosted by the suspect. She suffered minor injuries in the attack.

The suspect is described as an aboriginal man between 30-35 years of age, 5’10”, medium build, short black hair, tattoo on the right side of his neck, wearing sunglasses, black baseball cap, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff