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Witnesses asked to come forward following purse-snatching near Moody Park

New Westminster – On June 7, 2022 at approximately 11:18 am the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a victim advising a male on a bicycle had stolen her purse while in the 700 block of 10th Street near Moody Park. The victim advised the suspect grabbed her purse from her hands before riding off northbound on 10th Street.


The New Westminster Police Department and the Integrated Lower Mainland Police Dog Service rushed to the area and searched for the suspect. However, there were no people matching the suspect description located. The suspect is described as riding on a mountain bike as well as wearing a black baseball hat and black hooded sweatshirt.


The victim did not suffer any physical injuries and the Victim Assistance Unit has been engaged to provide services.


“This is a concerning incident and would have been frightening for the victim,” stated Sergeant Justine Thom. “If you have any information on who this individual is, please contact the New Westminster Police Department without delay.”




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