PARKSVILLE — A Qualicum Beach man accused in a pre-Christmas purse snatching against an elderly Parksville woman has been charged.
Oceanside RCMP reported Scott Raymond Williams, 27, faces several charges in relation to incidents on Dec. 20 in Parksville.
Police said after the alleged purse snatching near the intersection of Hirst Ave. and McMillan St., Good Samaritans chased the suspect down. The Good Samaritans got the purse back to the 72-year-old woman.
However, police said the suspect got away and accused him of breaking into an apartment unit and stealing items before he was arrested a few hours later.
Williams is scheduled to make his next court appearance in Nanaimo on Jan. 2.