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Man arrested after allegedly pushing 77-year-old woman to ground in Halifax

The suspect in a weekend robbery outside of a Halifax grocery store is seen on security footage. Halifax Regional Police

Halifax Regional Police say they arrested a suspect after an elderly woman was pushed to the ground and had her purse stolen on Sunday.

“After receiving information from the public, investigators arrested a 32-year-old man without incident in Halifax last night,” police said in a new release on Wednesday.

The suspect was charge with robbery.

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Police first released photos of the suspect on Tuesday.

In that release, they said a 77-year-old woman was leaving Sobeys on Mumford Road in the city’s west end just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, “when a man pushed her to the ground and stole her purse.”

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According to the release, the woman suffered minor injuries, and the suspect fled on foot toward a car parked nearby.

Police described the vehicle as “light-coloured” based on security camera footage, as they sought help from the public in identifying the suspect.

Submitted by Halifax Regional Police
Submitted by Halifax Regional Police.

In the update release on Wednesday, police thanked the public for assistance.

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