Thief grabs purse from senior

Chilliwack RCMP are asking for help finding a man suspected of grabbing an 81-year-old woman's purse Saturday afternoon.

Police say the woman had been near Pricesmart Foods in Salish Plaza, pushing a shopping cart with her purse in the basket.

A man approached her from behind and stole her purse from the cart.

She was unable to hold onto the purse, and the suspect fled the area on a bicycle.

Police got the call at about 3:15 p.m. "Thefts of this nature can be very traumatic for the victims," RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Gerry Hansom said in a press release.

Anyone with information about the purse snatching or suspect is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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