Police have arrested 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.
After the release of the suspect’s picture, police received a number of calls from the public who were able to identify the woman. At 7 p.m. on July 9, police arrested a 34-year-old Dartmouth woman without incident at a residence in the 200 block of Victoria Road. She was transported to Police Headquarters and later released.
The woman has been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on August 15.