Police have nabbed a purse snatcher in Chinatown after the robbery of a 6th woman late this afternoon.
For the past 24 hours, undercover officers have swarmed Vancouver’s Chinatown after police received five reports of a purse snatcher targeting older Asian women. Around 3 p.m., police spotted a man as he robbed an 85 year-old woman at Gore Avenue and Keefer Street. The woman suffered minor injuries after being pushed to the ground.
As he fled, police followed him to the 200 block of East Pender Street where he was taken into custody.
A 28 year-old Surrey man is facing charges in relation to the purse snatching and police continue to investigate the previous five robberies.