Sunday 21 July, 2019

Boy, 16, arrested by Pleasantville residents for stealing cellphone

A 16-year-old thief was held by a group of residents in the Pleasantville district, moments after he robbed a woman of her cellphone.

The incident occurred around 9 am on Saturday.

Reports say the woman was standing at the corner of Teak and Cedar Drive when she was approached by the teenager who announced a robbery and told her he was holding a firearm under his t-shirt.

The teen then robbed the woman of her cell phone. She raised an alarm and the thief was quickly held in a citizens’ arrest.

Officers of the Mon Repos Police Station responded to the incident and took the suspect into custody. Investigations are ongoing.

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