Police said they foiled an attempt to snatch a female tourist’s bag near the Castries Market on Friday.
According to reports, alert officers intervened as a man tried to relieve the woman of her bag at about 5:30 pm, and the man fled.
The officers gave chase and apprehended him, although he put up a fight.
They later discovered that the man had a mental illness.
As a result, the officers took him to the National Wellness Centre.
There are no further details at this time.