Man Held Minutes after Robbing Cruise Ship Passengers

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SAFETY and security measures implemented in Port of Spain for the arrival of cruise ship passengers were instrumental in the arrest of one suspect who allegedly robbed a Canadian citizen of a gold chain on Wednesday.

Reports indicate that around 11.35 am on Wednesday, the victim and her husband, passengers of the cruise ship Emerald Princess were walking along Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, when a male suspect allegedly snatched a gold chain from around her neck.

The suspect then ran along Charlotte Street onto Queen Street. PCs Bishop and Simmons who were on foot patrol along Charlotte Street, were alerted to the incident and gave chase.

The suspect was apprehended at the corner of Queen and George Street and handed over to officers of the Central Police Station.

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