Police seek woman who collided with alleged thief

Vernon RCMP hope to hear from a woman who may have bumped into a thief outside a local business.

Vernon RCMP hope to hear from a woman who may have bumped into a thief outside a local business.

Police received a report of a shoplifter at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Highway 6 at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 6.

“One of the store employees stated that a suspect male, small build, wearing a jacket and a hoodie, and in his early 50s, stole cheese and DVDs, and ran out the front door,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Attempts to apprehend the crook by tackling him outside were unsuccessful, and he escaped on foot towards Polson Park.

A police service dog team was called to the scene, and the dog picked up a track and followed it for some time through the park and up Mission Hill.

Items stolen from the store were recovered along the way.

Police were able to identify the suspect through video footage from the store, but he has not been arrested.

What concerns police is that the thief may have tried to steal a woman’s purse after leaving the drug store.

“The information we received is that as the suspect ran away, he ran into a woman and there may have been an attempt to steal her purse,” said Molendyk.

The woman left before police could speak with her and there was some indication she may have been limping.

“We’d like to speak with her, know that she’s OK and find out the details about what happened,” said Molendyk.

“We have no idea who she is.”

 

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