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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

News: Violent Purse Snatching in East Vancouver


VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Vancouver Police are investigating a violent purse snatching that happened early yesterday morning in East Vancouver.

A woman was walking alone near Grant and Cotton (near Commercial Drive and 1st Avenue), when a man grabbed her by the throat and threw her to the ground.

The victim was checked by paramedics but did not need a trip to the hospital. Her wallet was taken. The suspect is described as a white man in his 30's with long, wavy brown hair. He was wearing a dark shirt and shorts.

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