Hunt for Cornwall purse snatcher

CORNWALL – Police are hunting for a purse snatcher who pounced on a woman near the Eastcourt Mall.

It happened around 7 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 7) when police say a man grabbed a woman’s purse as she was walking near the Royal Bank branch at the mall.

The suspect, described as roughly 5-foot-9 inches tall with a slim build, was last seen running toward the Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The man was also wearing a dark hoodie and jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Stephen Whithorne at 613-933-5000 extension 2784 for the anonymous tip line at extension 2404.