TUESDAY, FEB. 14: Around 8:45pm on Monday February 13th, police responded to a report of a handbag snatch on Reid Street in the City of Hamilton.

It appears that a 35 year old Sandys woman was standing in a cycle parking area near her motorcycle when she was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her bag from the motorcycle and ran off. The suspect was pursued by members of the public and initially managed to elude them. However, he was later located on Bermudiana Road by a member of the public, who contacted police.

As a result, the 35 year old Southampton man was arrested and detained in police custody. The stolen bag and its contents were recovered. Inquiries into this matter are ongoing and a court appearance is anticipated. The Bermuda Police Service would like to commend the actions of those who came to the assistance of the victim in this matter.