Winnipeg Purse Snatcher Busted

Winnipeg Purse Snatcher Busted

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg 44-year-old male purse snatcher was arrested by police Wednesday along with a 64-year-old man.

Police said on January 29,2020, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart inside a grocery store on Dakota Street. A credit card from the purse was later used to purchase food at a restaurant in the 1400 block of Ellice Avenue. A cheque personal cheque from the purse was later fraudulently deposited at a bank in the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue.

Then on February 1st, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart on Regent Avenue West. Once again, a credit card from the purse was later used in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.

The Major Crimes Unit investigators identified a suspect and on February 12, a 44-year-old man from Winnipeg, was arrested for:

  • Theft Under $5000
  • Use of Credit Card X2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

He was later released from custody with conditions.

On the same date, a 64-year-old male of Winnipeg was arrested for Fraud Under $5000, Forgery, and Use of Forged Document. He was released on an appearance notice.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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