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.
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).