A 79-year-old woman received minor injuries after she was the victim of a purse snatching Monday morning in the Badke Road area of Rutland.
Police say the woman was walking home with a folding cart full of groceries around 10 a.m. when she was pushed to the ground by a male suspect who then stole her purse.
A nearby resident witnessed the incident and called police.
The suspect fled the scene on foot along a walkway towards Hollywood Road N.
He is described as:
- 20 to 25 years of age
- Short black hair
- Wearing dark longer shorts, and no shirt
The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the fall and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital for further assessment.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Lacy Browning at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.