The woman was walking home around 9 p.m. when a young man yanked the purse from her arm and ran down Blanshard Street, according to police.
The woman, who was not injured, described the man as slim. He was wearing a grey or tan winter parka with the hood up.
Police searched the area with the canine unit, but could not find the suspect or any of the stolen items.
Investigators ask anyone with information regarding the theft, call 250-995-7654 or report it to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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