Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a woman responsible for a theft of a purse from an elderly woman on a bus last month.
Just after 3 p.m. on June 28, police received a report that a female passenger on a Halifax Transit bus had stolen the purse of a 71-year-old passenger. At 1:36 p.m., the victim had taken a Halifax Transit bus from the Bridge Terminal to Lamont Terrace in Dartmouth where she arrived at 2 p.m. She exited the bus and then immediately realized she had left her purse behind. She flagged down the bus but couldn’t locate her purse where she had been sitting. Her purse contained a sum of cash, credit and bank cards, keys and a cell phone. The victim checked with the lost and found for Halifax Transit but her purse was not turned in.
Police obtained video from the bus that showed a woman take the purse and then exit the bus. The suspect is described as a light complected woman in her mid to late thirties, medium build, with long black hair in a ponytail and tattoos on her arms and legs. At the time of the theft she was wearing a black hoodie, knee-length grey sweatpants and white sneakers.
Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.