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Manitoba woman allegedly stole $800 from blind woman she met on bus to Toronto

Last Updated Oct 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm EST

Angela Bluecoat, 36, is accused of stealing from a blind woman in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2017. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

A Manitoba woman who allegedly robbed a blind woman she met on a bus trip to Toronto has surrendered to police.

Investigators say the 49-year-old alleged victim was travelling to Toronto from Sudbury, when a woman engaged her in conversation.

They say the Manitoba woman told the blind woman she was homeless, had been through a recent family tragedy and had nowhere to stay.

Police say the blind woman, who was headed to Toronto for medical treatment, offered the other woman a place to stay.

They say when the blind woman woke up in her hotel room at the Comfort Inn near Finch Avenue West and Highway 400 on Tuesday morning, $800 had been taken from her wallet and the Manitoba woman had fled.

Angela Bluecoat, 36, turned herself in to police on Thursday afternoon and was charged with theft under $5,000.

She is due in a Toronto court on Friday.

With files from News Staff