Saturday 7 December, 2019

Cops nab maxi taxi purse thief

A 39-year-old man was arrested shortly after robbing a woman of her purse while in a maxi along the Priority Bus Route on Saturday.

The 22-year-old woman from Piarco told officers attached to the Inter Agency Task Force, Duncan Street Post that she was in a maxi taxi on the Priority Bus Route around 3:45 pm, when it came to a stop and a man exiting the vehicle snatched her handbag with her cell phone, a quantity of cash and several documents.

The suspect escaped on foot, running along Erica Street.

The man was arrested minutes later by officers attached to the Besson Street Police Station, who were on patrol.

Police say the suspect has no fixed place of abode. 

 

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