A 16-year-old teen is assisting police officers with their investigation into a snatching incident in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
According to police reports, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), were on mobile patrol along Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, when they were stopped by a 48-year-old woman who stated that a young man snatched her phone from her hand and ran off.
The teen was last seen proceeding along Charlotte Street. The officers, upon receiving the information, made checks for the suspect along with the woman. The woman identified the man walking along Charlotte Street. On seeing the officers, the man began running.
The officers gave chase and the suspect was apprehended along Charlotte Street in the vicinity of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. A search was conducted on the teen and the cell phone was discovered on his person. The suspect, of Block Eight, Laventille, was arrested and taken to the Belmont Police Station where investigations are continuing.