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86-year-old woman suffers life-altering injuries after incident in Collingwood: OPP

According to officers, the suspect left the area before the ambulance or police arrived.
According to officers, the suspect left the area before the ambulance or police arrived. Police handout

An 86-year-old woman is facing life-altering injuries after an unknown suspect knocked her down and stole her purse while she was walking in Collingwood on Saturday afternoon, OPP say.

Officers were called to Market Lane near Market Street shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, police say.

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An investigation found that the victim was walking on Market Lane when she was knocked down by an unknown suspect who then proceeded to steal her purse, police add.

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According to officers, the suspect left the area before the ambulance or police arrived.

The victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital with life-altering injuries, police say.

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Officers say anyone with information can contact the Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at 705-445-4321 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.