Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for witnesses to a personal robbery yesterday afternoon that sent the victim to hospital with serious injuries; RCMP believe this robbery may be part of a string of recent purse snatchings.
At approximately 4 pm on September 8, a woman walking in the parking lot of the strip mall on 39 Street and 40 Avenue had her purse snatched by a female suspect who fled to a waiting red Ford 150 truck. When the victim attempted to get her purse back, the truck sped away, dragging her behind it for a brief period. Red Deer RCMP flooded the area and began searching for the suspect truck, while the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.
The robbery is similar to two other personal robbery reports RCMP are investigating; fortunately, no one was injured in either of these earlier incidents. Shortly before 6 pm on September 7, a woman reported having her purse snatched from her shopping cart in the parking lot of Parkland Mall. The suspect was a Caucasian man, approximately 25 to 30 years old, who grabbed her purse then fled in a red Ford F150 truck.
On September 8, RCMP received a report that a woman had her purse snatched in the Bower Mall parking lot at approximately 2 pm. In that case, a red Ford truck was seen circling the parking lot before a female suspect got out of the passenger side, grabbed the purse and then fled in the waiting truck.
RCMP continue to gather evidence regarding each of these three crimes and are looking for witnesses to any of the above incidents. If you have information about these robberies, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.
RCMP File #20161195152/ 20161190806/ 20161194877
Red Deer RCMP