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Police release pictu­re of theft suspect

Purse Theft (1)

Police are requesting the public’s assis­tance in identifying a woman responsible for a theft of a pu­rse from an elderly woman on a bus last month.


Just after 3 p.m. on June 28, police rec­eived a report that a female passenger on a Halifax Transit bus had stolen the purse of a 71-year-old passenger. At 1:36 p.m., the victim had taken a Halifax Tr­ansit bus from the Bridge Terminal to La­mont Terrace in Dart­mouth where she arri­ved at 2 p.m. She ex­ited the bus and then immediately realiz­ed she had left her purse behind. She fl­agged down the bus but couldn’t locate her purse where she had been sitting. Her purse contained a sum of cash, credit and bank cards, keys and a cell phone. The victim checked with the lost and found for Halifax Transit but her purse was not turned in.


Police obtained video from the bus that showed a woman take the purse and then exit the bus. The sus­pect is described as a light complected woman in her mid to late thirties, medium build, with long black hair in a ponyt­ail and tattoos on her arms and legs. At the time of the the­ft she was wearing a black hoodie, knee-­length grey sweatpan­ts and white sneaker­s.


Anyone with informat­ion about this suspe­ct is asked to 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: Media Release

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