Saanich police investigating after woman’s purse snatched in Rudd Park

Saanich Police are looking for a male suspect after a woman’s purse was snatched early Thursday morning.

The theft happened at about 2 a.m. in Rudd Park at 3340 Whittier Ave. A 23-year-old woman was walking through the park when a man grabbed her purse and fled towards Burnside Road West, said Saanich Police Const. Julie Fast, in a news release.

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A Saanich Police dog team tracked down the purse and some of its contents a short distance away. However, the woman’s wallet has not been found.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing and a hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Saanich police at 250-475-4321. To report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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