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Monday January 7th, 2013

Posted at 11:12am

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Leamington OPP are investigating a robbery that took place on Friday around 6pm.

Police say that the victim, a 49-year-old Leamington resident, had just exited the Leamington Transit Bus on Oak Street East and Pickwick Drive in Leamington. She was carrying groceries and walking eastbound on the sidewalk. A male, described as tall and skinny, was walking westbound on the same sidewalk. The male bumped into the victim and pushed her to the ground, making off with her purse.

The male was wearing a black coat and black scarf covering his face.

The victim was uninjured in the incident, and there was no weapon seen in this incident.

The OPP is asking anyone with information regarding the person responsible for this crime, to immediately contact the Leamington OPP Crime Unit at 519-326-2544.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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