Police seek suspect in Lindsay purse-snatching incident on Sunday

Woman received minor injuries when bicycle-riding man pulled her purse off her shoulder

This man is wanted in connection with a purse-snatching incident in Lindsay on July 26, 2020. (Police-supplied photo)
This man is wanted in connection with a purse-snatching incident in Lindsay on July 26, 2020. (Police-supplied photo)

Kawartha Lakes police are looking for a suspect in a purse-snatching incident in Lindsay on Sunday morning (July 26).

At around 6 a.m., a woman who was walking in the area of Kent Street West 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 was carrying over her shoulder.

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The woman turned and observed a man on a bicycle. He was able to pull the woman’s purse off her shoulder, knocking her to the ground in the process. The woman was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The male suspect is described as 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.

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking that anyone with information about this incident contact an investigator at 705-324-5252. If you wish to provide your information anonymously,e contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.kh.crimestoppersweb.com.

This man is wanted in connection with a purse-snatching incident in Lindsay on July 26, 2020. (Police-supplied photo)
This man is wanted in connection with a purse-snatching incident in Lindsay on July 26, 2020. (Police-supplied photo)

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