Ottawa: West end Purse snatching Incidents

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The Ottawa Police West Division Investigation Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with a series of purse snatching incidents in the west end.

In mid December and January an unidentified male approached the victim and grabbed their purse then fled on foot to a vehicle waiting nearby. Investigator believes the events are related. In two of the incidents the driver of the getaway vehicle was described as a female with dark hair tied in a ponytail. The vehicle was described as possibly a SUV red in color.

Desc: Caucasian male, approximately 6’ (183cm) tall, mid 20 years old, thin build, short hair, wearing blk jacket, grey hoodie in one incident.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call detective Chris Botchar West Division Investigations unit 613-236-1222 ext 2666.

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