Mugger attacks senior

Mission RCMP are on the lookout for a man who mugged a woman last Friday

A 66-year-old woman was mugged as she loaded groceries into her car last Friday evening outside of the Real Canadian Superstore on Lougheed Highway.

A male between 5’8” and 5’10” with a slim build wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans approached her and allegedly struck the woman on her arm, causing her purse to drop to the ground.

The male grabbed the purse and fled on foot.

The victim was shaken and  upset but did not sustain any physical injuries.

Mission Mounties, along with the Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service, canvassed and searched the area but the man was not found.

“Personal safety is taking the necessary steps on knowing your surroundings,” said Mission RCMP Cpl. Sharon Siluch in a statement.

“Park in well-lit areas, scan the area while you approach your car and keep all personal belongings, such as a hand bags or purses, close to you and out of sight.”

Police are urging anyone with information on this crime to contact the Mission detachment at 604-826-7161 or call Crimestoppers at  604-669-TIPS (8477), and quote Mission file # 2011- 13253.