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Cops witness handbag thief in the act, arrest him

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation after he allegedly stole a woman's handbag at the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Pretoria Road in Kingston 13 yesterday.

The man, whose identity is being withheld pending further investigations, was riding a bicycle when he brandished a firearm and accosted the woman about 3:35 pm.

He demanded her handbag, and she threw it to him, the police said in a release this morning.

Unbeknownst to the robber, however, the incident was observed by lawmen who were on patrol in the area. They quickly responded and took the man into custody.

He was searched and found with a Smith and Wesson Springfield 9mm pistol with a magazine containing ten 9mm rounds of ammunition.

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