October 12, 2017 7:04 pm

White Rock man facing charges related to purse snatching from 95-year-old

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A 36-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a purse being snatched from a 95-year-old in White Rock on Wednesday.

According to police, the elderly victim, who walks with a cane and has limited eyesight, suffered minor injuries to her arm during the incident.

Mounties are praising some White Rock citizens for catching the purse snatcher and holding him down until police arrived.

The witnesses, police said, should be commended for potentially putting themselves in harm’s way to get the person responsible for the attack.

White Rock resident Kevin Bradley Howard has been charged with theft under $5,000.

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