Abbotsford Police are circulating a photo for a person of interest after an 85-year-old woman was shoved to the ground during a purse snatching Sunday.
The senior was attacked on Eagle Street after making transactions at TD Canada Trust located in the 32800 block of South Fraser Way around 12:45 p.m.
Investigators are working on the theory that the victim's attacker may have been at the same bank scoping out potential victims, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
The photo of the young man police want to talk to was obtained from the TD bank's security video, said MacDonald.
There are similarities between the man in the photo and the suspect description, he said.
"It is a possibility he was there legitimately. We need him to identify himself or come forward, but he was in the bank as the victim was in the midst of making her withdrawal."
The senior wasn't hurt but badly shaken by the robbery.
Police were concerned by the suspect's disregard for the senior's safety during the attack.
The purse snatcher is described as a Caucasian man 18 to 20 years old.
He was clean-shaven, five feet eight inches tall and wearing a black hoodie and possibly a dark baseball cap.
At least one witness observed a person matching the suspect's description heading toward the area of Mill Lake and the Bourquin Bus Exchange.
Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of this young man is asked to call Det. Demers at 604-835-1261 or Det. Lane at 604-835-0429 with the Abbotsford Police.