Metro Vancouver Transit Police is thanking the public after a tip from a citizen led to the arrest of a woman who allegedly stole a phone from a young man with disabilities.
The citizen called the police after he saw the woman loitering outside a Surrey convenience store. Police reached and identified the 32-year-old woman and arrested her. She was released on a Promise to Appear.
She is well-known to the police and has no fixed address.
On September 25, 2019, Transit Police appealed to the public for help in identifying the woman who allegedly stole the phone from the young man while on a bus in Surrey.
The woman approached the man and quickly grabbed his mobile phone. A brief struggle ensued but the victim, who is paralyzed in one hand, couldn’t hold on to the phone.
The woman will appear in Surrey Provincial Court on October 22.