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Senior suffers serious injuries in Market Lane purse-snatching

Police say the woman suffered 'life-altering' injuries after being knocked to the ground and having purse stolen, Saturday afternoon
This photo of the suspect was supplied by OPP.

Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an incident in which a female pedestrian was injured and are asking for the public's assistance in the investigation.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 shortly after 4 p.m., OPP officers were called to attend to Market Lane near Market Street in the Town of Collingwood for reports of an injured 86-year-old female.

Investigation has found that the female victim was walking on Market Lane when she was knocked to the ground by an unknown suspect(s) who then proceeded to steal the victim's purse and left the area prior to ambulance or police arrival.

The victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital with life-altering injuries.

The investigation is being conducted by the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP Crime Unit with the assistance of the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS).

OPP investigators are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person on the attached photos which would assist the investigation.

Anyone with information on this matter as asked to contact Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. 

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