OTTAWA — Police ask for your help to identify and find the man who snatched a woman’s purse near Chinatown, early Thursday morning.
The theft happened on Empress Avenue, near Booth and Somerset, just before 7 a.m. The man got off the bike and chased the victim on foot, grabbing the purse after a short struggle.
The victim wasn’t hurt.
The man was last seen cycling west on Primrose Avenue. He’s described as:
- in his 40’s
- about 5’10” tall
He was last seen riding a black mountain bike, while wearing dark jeans and a black rain jacket with a hood.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116, or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).