Wallet thief evades arrest in Nelson

Nelson police have been unable to locate a man who stole another man's wallet in Railtown on Friday afternoon.

Nelson police have been unable to locate a man who stole another man’s wallet in Railtown on Friday afternoon.

The victim was walking along Railway Street around 4 p.m. when the their grabbed his wallet and ran off with it. The wallet owner chased the thief who pulled out a knife and attempted to strike him. Fortunately the knife hit a cast on the victims arm and he wasn’t injured.

The thief finally dropped the wallet and ran off.

Nelson Police searched the area, but weren’t able to locate the culprit. He was seen in Cottonwood Falls Park earlier in the day, but was not known by park users.

Police are still investigating the incident.