A crowd gathered outside the Racaii Building on Jeremie Street after a young man was caught in the act of stealing just around noon today.
Reports are that the young man, who ripped a chain from a woman’s neck who was walking on the road, was caught just seconds after running away by a plain clothes police officer (shown in blue shirt) right where it happened.
A knife was found in the young man’s possession after being searched by the officer.
Another plain clothes police officer (shown with stripped shirt and red bag pack) who arrived on the scene was seen restraining the young man by his belt with one hand, while holding his knife in the other.
Incidents like these are becoming more commonplace on the island.