Alleged purse snatcher arrested
RCMP cruiser. (Sharon Vanhouwe, mycoastnownow.com staff)
Nanaimo RCMP have nabbed a suspect in a purse snatching case.
Just hours after the picture of an alleged purse snatcher was released to the public, the suspect was located and arrested in downtown Nanaimo.
Mounties say a week ago a woman reported an unknown man snatched her purse as she was walking through the Costco parking lot in Nanaimo.
Charges are pending against the 48-year-old man.
Constable Gary O’Brien says investigators are grateful for the public assistance in the case.
He says it was the tips from the public that led the the arrest.