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OPP look to identify attempted robbery suspect

The suspect took hold of the victim's purse and dragged her several feet before letting go
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Robbery near a local business on Front Street in the City of Orillia.

Preliminary investigation revealed, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the victim was in the parking lot area of 55 Front St. when she was approached by a male riding a purple BMX style bicycle. The suspect got off the bicycle and took hold of the victim's purse and dragged her several feet before letting her go. The male suspect then fled on foot. He was last seen southbound on Front Street.

The male is described as:

  • Tall
  • Dark skin
  • Wearing dark clothing
  • Wearing a hat
  • Riding a purple BMX style bicycle

The Orillia Crime Unit along with the Orillia OPP continues to investigate this incident. If anyone witnessed this or has information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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