A 20-year-old man from Sea Lots is now in police custody after a taxi driver gave chase and caught him after he snatched a woman’s purse in Port of Spain.

According to police reports, at 4.10 pm on January 17th, a woman was at Independence Square, Port of Spain, in the vicinity of Republic Bank waiting for her boyfriend, when a man walked up to her and grabbed her handbag. He then ran away.

An alarm was raised, and a taxi driver who was in the vicinity gave chase and caught the suspect. Two officers who were on patrol in the area were alerted to the incident. They arrested the suspect, who was subsequently charged for larceny of a handbag.