Police looking for failed thief

Whitehorse RCMP are on the lookout for a man who allegedly injured a woman while trying to steal her purse early Tuesday.

Whitehorse RCMP are on the lookout for a man who allegedly injured a woman while trying to steal her purse early Tuesday.

Around 1 a.m. the woman was walking near Main Street and Third Avenue.

A man riding a bicycle tried to steal her purse and in the process knocked her to the ground.

The thief was unable to take the purse.

The woman was treated at Whitehorse General Hospital for undisclosed injuries, RCMP said.

Police couldn’t find the man despite deploying “extensive patrols.”

He was last seen heading south on Third Avenue.

He is described as wearing a dark blue or black hoodie with dark pants, riding a dark bicycle.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Whitehorse RCMP at 667-5555.