Police say they arrested an Arundel Hill, Castries man who snatched a mobile telephone from a German visitor in the Saint Lucia capital on Sunday.
The incident occurred at about 1:40 pm along the John Compton Highway.
According to reports, a law enforcement officer gave chase, apprehended the perpetrator, and retrieved the phone, which was returned to the owner.
It is alleged that the man who snatched the phone had recently been released from prison.
There are no further details at present.