Man who attempted to snatch woman’s purse caught by citizens


Quick action by residents of Grove, East Bank Demerara, on Wednesday led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attempted to snatch a woman’s purse.

The man was cornered in a supermarket located at Grove by public-spirited citizens who pursued him, Police Headquarters reported. The man was subsequently handed over to the police.

Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Mahendra Siwnarine commended the residents for supporting the police in the fight against crime.

“I applaud the continuous support we as a division have been receiving from members of the community.  Their efforts to assist in crime fighting is admirable and courageous and this could only have been achieved through continuous partnership with the police and the public.  Such assistance by the public is always welcomed and appreciated and we as a Police Division will continue to strive to ensure we maintain this initiative,” the Police Commander said.

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