A Good Samaritan is being thanked for helping catch a would be thief. Around 8:30 last Monday night, a woman was sitting in a car in a parking lot, when another woman got into the vehicle and tried to steal her purse.
A man nearby was able to get the suspect out of the car before she ran away. When police responded, the bystander was then able to tell them what direction she went in, and she was arrested a short time later in an alley on the east side of Grande Prairie.
A court date has been set for September 30th on one count of robbery. No one was injured in the incident, and nothing was stolen from the vehicle.