Cops arrest suspect GT street robber

| 24/11/2014

(CNS): Police arrested a 34-year-old local man from George Town on suspicion of robbery on Sunday in the wake of an attempted street mugging that evening and after a couple were robbed at knife point early on Saturday morning in the downtown area of the capital. The RCIPS received a report around 1:30am Saturday 22 November that a man and a woman walking on the waterfront on North Church Street were approached by man armed with a knife who demanded money. The robber forced the man to his parked car nearby and made off with a handbag containing cell phones and miscellaneous items.

The robber, who escaped on foot, was described as being between 30 and 35 years of age, dark skinned, and around 5’8” to 5’9” in height with a skinny build, wearing a hoody and jeans pants.

Then, at around 6:30pm on Sunday 23 November a man attempted to grab a woman’s handbag as she also walked along North Church Street. Police did not say if this man was armed but the would-be robber ran off empty handed after a scuffle with the victim.

A short while later, police said that the George Town man, who remained in custody Monday, was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

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