UPDATE: We’d like to thank the public for your help in identifying the suspect below. She has now been located.
New Westminster – The New Westminster Police are asking the assistance of the public to help identify a female that has stolen money from unsuspecting victims. On April 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm, the suspect approached a male in the 500 block of 7th Street and tried to sell some small items. When he refused to purchase any of the items, the suspect reached into the victim’s pocket and grabbed $60 before fleeing the area.
On May 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm, the suspect approached a female at 6th Street and 6th Avenue and asked her to break a $50 bill. When the victim took out her money, she grabbed it and ran south on 6th Street.
The suspect was captured on surveillance video and the below noted photos were obtained.
-35-40 years old
-Wearing a pink and grey hoodie
-Light coloured runners with pink laces.
If anyone has any information about the identity of the suspect or has any information about these crimes, please contact Constable Ishii at 604-525-5411 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.