Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Man arrested after robbing salesman outside police station

The swift work of San Fernando police officers led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man after he robbed a salesman near the police station.

The suspect, who is from Knutt Pond Road, New Grant, Princes Town has since been questioned and charged.

He is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate.

LoopTT was told that around 6 pm on Monday, a 36-year-old salesman from San Juan was walking along Knox Street, in the vicinity of the police station, holding a black bag containing two Samsung S10 phones valued at TT$13,400.

While walking, he was confronted by the suspect, who snatched the bag and ran off.

The victim raised an alarm and police officers from the nearby station immediately responded and were able to detain the suspect along Knox Street.

He was held with the stolen items.

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