Westmoreland cellular phone thief nabbed

September 28, 2020

A Westmoreland man who robbed a man of a cellular phone under the guise of making a purchase, has been arrested and charged by detectives attached to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch.

Charged with larceny from the person, is 25-year-old Odane Samuels of Dalling Street, Westmoreland.

Police reports are that about 12:30 pm, Samuels allegedly lured the complainant to Beckford Street in parish capital saying that he wanted to purchase a cellular phone from him.

However, it is alleged that when the complainant showed the phone to Samuels, he grabbed it and escaped in a waiting motor car.

Samuels was arrested when the complainant saw him in the town centre on Saturday, September 26 and pointed him out to the police.

He was subsequently charged.

Samuels will answer to the charge in the Westmoreland parish court on Tuesday, October 20.

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