A teenage thief who was arrested for snatching a mobile telephone from a female in Castries earlier this week, was rearrested today hours after he was put on probation by a City Magistrate for the phone snatching incident.
(Stolen mobile telephone)
According to information obtained by the Times, 16 year old Daniel George also known as ‘Tall Prick’ of Wilton’s Yard, was pursued and held by City Constables after he snatched the telephone and fled.
When he appeared before the First District Court yesterday, he is reported to have been sentenced to a nine month period of probation, in default of which he would spend nine months in prison.
The court is reported to have exercised its discretion in view of George’s age.
His charge of stealing could have landed him in jail for two years, it was disclosed.
However, law enforcement officials have revealed that at about noon today the teenager was arrested by members of the Special Services Unit (SSU) for possession of a six inch knife.
George is currently reported to be in police custody.