Quick work by officers of the Four Roads Police Station resulted in the arrest of a bandit and the recovery of a quantity of cash, which had been stolen minutes earlier from a female victim in the Diego Martin district.
According to official police reports, the victim was walking along the walkover of the Diego Martin highway around 11:15am, on Tuesday 10 December 2019, when she was accosted by a man who grabbed a black bag containing a quantity of cash from her.
The man then made his escape on foot into Cuthbert Circular.
A report was made to the police.
Officers of the Four Roads district who were on patrol in the area responded and subsequently apprehended the suspect a short distance away. The black bag with the quantity of cash also was recovered from his possession.
The suspect; a 19-year-old of La Resource Road, Laventille, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Investigations are ongoing.
The Police Service is reminding citizens who are visiting commercial banks to change their old $100 bills into the new polymer note to be cautious when carrying large quantities of cash in their possession.
The TTPS is conducting frequent mobile and foot patrols in the vicinity of banking institutions, to ensure that civilians are able to carry out their transactions safely.
Story by NEWS DESK