Regina police ask for assistance in late night purse snatching

Regina police ask for assistance in late night purse snatching
Regina Police search for robbery suspect
The Regina Police Service are asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect who allegedly stole a purse with what appeared to be a gun.

Police were called to a report of a robbery near the intersection of 25th Avenue and Pasqua Street at about 10:40 p.m. CT Thursday.

According to police, the victim was walking along 25th when a man approached. The suspect, who appeared to be holding a firearm, took the victims purse and fled in a white van.

He is described as being in his late 20s to early 30s with a heavy build. He was wearing a black winter jacket, black pants, black shoes and gloves, and had had his face covered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

At about 10:40pm police were called to a report of a robbery near the intersection of 25th Avenue and Pasqua Street.Reports say the victim was walking on 25th Avenue when a male suspect approached. The suspect was holding what appeared to be a firearm and took the victims purse. The suspect then fled the scene in a white van.

Police say the suspect is described as a man in his late 20s to early 30s, heavy build, wearing a black winter jacket, black pants, black shoes and gloves. The suspect also had his face covered.

Anyone with information is asked to call Regina Police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).