Alleged phone thief seen and pointed out in Savanna-la-Mar
A Westmoreland man who allegedly robbed a man of a cellular phone under the guise of making a purchase, has been caught and charged by detectives from the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch.
Charged with larceny from the person is 25-year-old Odane Samuels of Dalling Street, in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.
Reports are that about 12:30 pm, Samuels allegedly lured the now complainant to Beckford Street in the parish capital, Savanna-la-Mar, saying that he wanted to purchase a cellular phone from him.
However, it is alleged that when the now complainant showed the phone to Samuels, he grabbed it and escaped in a waiting motorcar.
But Samuels was arrested when the complainant saw him in the Savanna-la-Mar town centre on Saturday, September 26, and pointed him out to the police.
Samuels was subsequently charged.
He is scheduled to appear in the Westmoreland Parish Court on Tuesday, October 20.