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Police looking for suspect after woman injured in purse snatching

KAWARTHA LAKES-A woman was injured after a purse snatching in a municipal parking lot in Lindsay.

Police say on July 26 at approximately 6:30AM, a woman who was walking in the area of Kent Street West in Lindsay turned north to walk through an alley between two downtown businesses.  At the north end of the alley, near a municipal parking lot, the woman felt a tug from behind on a purse she carried over her shoulder according to police.  The woman turned and observed a man on a bicycle.  The man was able to pull the woman’s purse off her shoulder, knocking the woman to the ground in the process.  The woman was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The male suspect is described as being white, medium build, wearing a red hat, dark shirt, grey shorts and black shoes.  The man was riding a red mountain bike and was carrying a black backpack, (please see attached photo of suspect).  The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking that anyone with information about this incident contact an investigator at 705-324-5252, or if you wish to provide your information anonymously please contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or at www.kh.crimestoppersweb.com.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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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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