A 43 year old man has been arrested and charged after stealing two purses while inside Red Robin at 800 Tolmie Avenue on Sunday, March 24, 2019. At around 2:00pm, the man entered the restaurant and grabbed two purses sitting on an empty chair next to a table of diners. He fled across Blanshard Street, dropping the purses, while staff chased him on foot. Another witness got in his car and tracked the man down on Alder Street where he attempted to hide behind a fence. The witness was able to hold the man until police arrived and arrested him.

The suspect is well known to police in the area and was wanted for previous thefts. On top of his warrant, he now faces numerous new charges including two (2) counts of Theft, three (3) counts of Breaching his Recognizance, four (4) counts of Failing to Comply with his Probation Order and one count of Obstruction. He was held in custody for court.

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