Police Searching For Christmas Eve Purse Snatcher

Wednesday December 24th, 2014

Posted at 3:03pm

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Windsor Police are looking for a Christmas Eve purse snatcher.

Police say it was around 8am a woman was walking in the area of Ellis Street East and Dufferin Place when she was approached by a male suspect.

The suspect initially hesitated and then grabbed her purse with both of his hands. The complainant tightened her grip on the purse and the suspect put his hands up and apologized. He told the complainant that he thought she was someone else and kept apologizing as he walked away backwards.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 55 years old with a think build. He was wavy brown hair and was wearing jeans and a light t-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4305, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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