Police charge suspect bag snatcher

| 04/12/2014

(CNS): A 48 year old Bodden Town resident has been charged with theft following his arrested in George Town yesterday after he was caught by a police constable. The man is alleged to have stolen a waist bag containing cash and personal effects from a stall at the Craft Market, adjacent to the junction of Boilers Road and South Church Street at around 11am, Wednesday. An RCIPS spokesperson said the suspect had then made his escape on foot but was pursued by the stall operator who gave immediate chase. The man was then apprehended not far from the Hard Rock Café restaurant by a uniform constable.

Police on arrival at the scene said the accused man was firmly held in what was described as a bear hug before he was arrested in relation to the theft. He was later charged with theft and was scheduled to appear in summary court Thursday.

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