Sunday 12 July, 2020

Robbery suspect due in court after high-speed chase

The 19-year-old George Town man who was arrested at the weekend following a cell phone robbery at a hotel has been charged with one count of Robbery and is due in court today (July 22).

The man was arrested after a quickly co-ordinated police response when the alarm was raised from the hotel on West Bay Road just before 5:30am on Saturday. 

An off-duty police officer in the area immediately responded and saw a man answering the description of the culprit in a vehicle speeding on Eastern Avenue. 

The officer followed him and provided commentary to other responding officers from uniform, Firearms Response and K-9 Units, who ultimately apprehended the man on Eastern Avenue.

The victim did not require medical treatment following the incident and was not taken to hospital.

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