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Alleged purse snatcher chased down by citizens in Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Peterborough man was chased down by citizens after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse during the noon hour on Tuesday in Lindsay.

Police got the call after staff at a Russell Street grocery store say they observed a man take a woman’s purse and then run from the store. Staff members took up the chase, caught up with the man and apprehended him as police arrived on scene. The man was chased from the grocery store to near Kent Street West and Sussex Street before he was apprehended. After arresting the man, it was learned that he was also wanted on other outstanding criminal charges. The man was detained in custody pending a Bail Hearing.

21-year-old Jacob Bryans was charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and three counts of Failing to Comply with a Recognizance. He was also wanted on outstanding charges of Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000.00, Assault with a Weapon and Break and Enter.

&nbspphoto credit: danielfoster437 Woman with a Purse via photopin (license)

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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