Teen admits to snatching purse from moving car after caught on camera


A 19-year-old labourer was sentenced to six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to snatching a handbag from a female driver in a moving car on the Ruimveldt Public Road.

Quesi Jordon of Hill Street, Albouystown, Georgetown first appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh at Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on December 9, 2019, where he pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison.

However, when the suspect appeared in court again on January 13, 2020, he changed his plea to guilty after realising that video evidence of the crime was gathered.

Jordan snatched the handbag on December 6, 2019, at about 17:05hrs when the victim was proceeding south in slow traffic on the Ruimveldt Public Road.

The bag contained personal items but none of it was recovered when Jordon was arrested.

Police Headquarters in a statement Tuesday noted that during the investigation, CCTV footage was retrieved some distance from where the incident occurred and showed a male riding through a street with a bag identical to that stolen from the victim.

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