Woman fights off purse-snatcher at Haney bus loop

  • Feb. 2, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A woman knocked a thief to the ground during an attempted purse-snatching Friday at a bus loop in Maple Ridge.

The woman was waiting for a bus off Edge Street when another woman approached her around 5:45 p.m. and tried to grab her phone.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said the victim resisted and knocked the would-be thief to the ground. The thief got up and reached for the woman’s purse but was unable to steal it.

She fled towards Dewdney Trunk Road.

The suspect is described as a white woman, around 25 years old with a thin build and medium length brown hair. She was wearing a dark puffy jacket, blue jeans and running shoes.