A 20-year-old Valencia man has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to larceny and resisting arrest.
Stephon Michael Hackett appeared virtually before an Arima Magistrate on January 25th to answer to the charges.
According to police reports, a female victim told the police that she was at a variety store located along Pro Queen Street, Arima, where a man accosted her and grabbed her Samsung from her back pants pocket and ran off.
A party of officers attached to the AMP, who were on foot patrol nearby, were alerted to the incident and immediately gave chase. He was apprehended a short distance away. The AMP officers searched the man and found the phone on him. While the officers were attempting to arrest the man, however, he resisted, pulling his arm away from the officers. He was later subdued and taken to the Arima Police Station where he was charged with the offences of larceny from the person to wit Samsung cell phone and resisting arrest.