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No way to treat a tourist

An elderly tourist had her purse snatched in downtown Kamloops Thursday evening.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who robbed the Australian woman near the corner of 3rd Avenue and Lansdowne Street just before 7:30 p.m. 

The visitor was walking downtown when a man grabbed her purse and ran off.

The woman wasn't injured in the robbery, but was shaken up, says RCMP Sgt. Darren Michels.

A bystander attempted to give chase, but was unable to catch the suspect.

The purse and contents were eventually located a short distance away, with the woman's wallet missing. 

The suspect is described as caucasian, in his mid-twenties, five feet nine to five feet 11 inches tall, with a slim build. He was wearing jean shorts, a black T-shirt and a beige hat, turned backwards. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 



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