A man is facing charges after a 77-year-old woman had her purse stolen downtown.
Police say she was walking with her husband along James near Hunter yesterday afternoon when a man came up from behind and grabbed her purse.
She tried to hold on but fell to the ground.
Her husband gave chase, as did a witness.
He followed the suspect to a home on Duke Street.
Police later arrested 41-year-old Dennis Hertz of Hamilton and charged him with theft and possession under 5-thousand dollars.