(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yesterday, an elderly woman fell victim to a ruthless theft that left her out of some personal items.
A woman says that it happened in the parking lot near Michaels. The woman says that she heard a cry for help and rushed to assist the female victim of the purse snatching that had just taken place.
The suspect darted out of view between two cars and left the vicinity immediately. Speculation is that the purse was likely ransacked and any money went to either the Beer Store or LCBO located just meters away.
“The poor elderly woman is now without a way home because you took her car keys, phone, wallet and all other personal belongings she had in her purse.” the helpful woman who responded to the cry for help said in a social media post.
The incident is said to have happened in broad daylight around 4:00 pm on Saturday. Police have been notified and are investigating the incident.
It is recommended to not carry cash on you and ensure you stay aware of your surroundings. This could happen to anyone and unfortunately, it is yet another dead canary in the coal mine warning of a city with a seriously out of control addiction problem.