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Police looking for man who stole money from blind victim

Halifax Regional Police is requesting the public’s assistance identifying a man who stole money from a woman who is legally blind at Pete’s Frootique on Dresden Row in Halifax.
On May 1, at 6:40 p.m., the woman was shopping in the store and while she was busy looking at items, a man approached her shopping cart and stole her purse. The purse was later found from a garbage can on Dresden Row and the victim’s money was missing. 
Police are releasing pictures of the suspect who is described as a white man in his fifties. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark baseball cap, blue jacket and blue jeans. He left the store without making any purchases.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of this man, please contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Release

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