The Hawkesbury Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man suspected of stealing a purse from a local senior.

Police report that on August 4, 2016, at approximately 10:25 a.m., an 82-year-old woman from Champlain Township exited the CIBC bank in Hawkesbury. As she was waiting to cross the street near the corner of Main and Race Streets, she was approached by a man who forcibly removed her purse and ran away.

The victim did not sustain any injuries during the altercation.

The stolen purse was made in Italy. It was black in colour, with a gold coloured logo. The suspect is described as a white male, of medium build, approximately six feet tall. He was seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt, with large white writing that had “Revolution,” written across the front, and what appeared to be a cobra head on the back. He was wearing black basketball shorts and a light coloured baseball cap.

Anyone who has information about the identity or whereabouts of this man is asked to contact OPP Detective, Constable Sebastien Brisson at the Hawkesbury OPP detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

If you have any information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.