Purse snatcher sought
London Community News
Update: (5 p.m., Wednesday, July 18) Police have released a composite sketch as well as a more detailed description of the suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a woman's purse at the Food Basics grocery store on Ernest Avenue on July 12.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a purse snatcher following an incident Thursday night (July 12) at the Food Basics grocery store at 1401 Ernest Ave.
A woman was with her children at the store at 10 p.m. when she was approached by a man who grabbed her purse and fled west on foot.
The suspect is described as white, in his mid to late 20s, unshaven and with a thin build. At the time of the incident he was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.
No one was injured during the incident and no weapon was seen.
Anyone with information that may help this investigation is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.