Surrey man nabbed for purse snatching

Vancouver police investigating a possible link to five other similar robberies

A 28-year-old Surrey man has been arrested for purse snatching in Vancouver and is being investigated for five others in that city.

On Tuesday (Nov.3), Vancouver police arrested Surrey’s Calder Green and charged him in relation to a purse snatching.

It comes during a string of purse snatching in Vancouver.

Police swarmed the Chinatown areas after receiving reports of a purse snatcher targeting older Asian women.

At about 3 p.m., police spotted a man as he robbed an 85-year-old woman at Gore Avenue and Keefer Street.

The woman suffered minor injuries after being pushed to the ground.

As he fled, police followed him to the 200-block of East Pender Street, where he was taken into custody.

Green has since been charged with one count of robbery, and he is expected back in court in Vancouver on Nov. 10.

Police continue to investigate possible links between the last robbery and the previous five.

Green does not appear to have a previous record in this province, according to an online search.