Friday 4 December, 2020

San Fernando purse snatcher caught

A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested for robbery with violence in San Fernando yesterday.

Luckily, Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) officers were able to recover the stolen items quickly, resulting in the return of a purse, phone, and cash to a 37-year-old woman.

According to reports, around 3:40pm on Wednesday the woman walking along Circular Road, San Fernando when she was ambushed by the teen who robbed her of her purse which had her cell phone and a quantity of cash.

The suspect escaped on foot along Solomon Street, Vistabella.

Acting on information received, PC John and a party of officers attached to the ERP responded and arrested the 17-year-old from Springhill Avenue, Tarodale.

Police say charges in this case are imminent.

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