UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP arrest purse-snatching suspect

Suspect, not identified by police, faces charges of theft, possession of stolen property and fraud

A man suspected of purse-snatching and fraudulently using credit cards in Nanaimo has been arrested.

According to police, the 48-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, was apprehended in downtown Nanaimo at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Nanaimo RCMP had been looking for the suspect since March 5, when a woman had her purse snatched from her in north Nanaimo and her credit cards were used at two different locations a short time later.

The arrest came about after Nanaimo RCMP released a photo taken from security camera video footage Tuesday morning.

“He was located downtown with assistance from the public,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “He’s looking at charges of theft, possession of stolen property and fraudulent use of credit cards.”

He has been released on a promise to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo on May 7.

Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

No flu outbreaks in Nanaimo yet, but health authority still recommends flu shot

Dr. Paul Hasselback says 260,000 doses of vaccine distributed so far

Couple collecting empties for VIU scholarships can’t pick up cans on campus anymore

Parmars have been picking up cans for 12 years; university now enforcing safety policy

Gogo’s tree farm celebrates 90th year of growing Christmas trees

Gogo Christmas tree farm has grown Christmas trees since 1929 and started U-cut business in 1984

Nanaimo’s November was much drier than normal

Region got less than one-third normal rainfall for month and 2019 trending toward driest in 10 years

Raise the curtains: New outdoor theatre coming to Parksville

A $204,000 boost comes from Island Coastal Economic Trust

VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch

The three world leaders won’t let Trump sit at the cool kids’ table

Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

Nearly 80% of the domestic violence victims who reported to police last year were woman

B.C.-born hockey official talks to IIHF about switching European rule book to NHL rules

Rob Shick will represent NHL at 4th World Hockey Forum in Russia

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

Nanaimo Clippers holding Teddy Bear Toss

BCHL team has pair of home games this weekend, including charity event Saturday, Dec. 7

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Coins can add up to a merrier Christmas for kids

News Bulletin’s Coins for Kids campaign now underway

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 5

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Most Read