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Men arrested following handbag theft

Two Pembroke men were arrested in Devonshire yesterday after a handbag was stolen from a woman near Montpelier Road.

Officers spotted the men running through the area and into the Arboretum around 5.15am, a police spokesman said.

“It was then ascertained that a robbery had taken place nearby where two males took a handbag from a woman and made good their escape on foot,” the spokesman said. “The female victim was not injured.

“The Arboretum was immediately surrounded and a search for the suspects commenced. A 31-year-old man was initially arrested in the surrounding area and a 16-year-old male was subsequently arrested at the Arboretum.

“Both suspects were arrested in connection with the reported robbery and remain in police custody pending further inquiries.”

Personal property was also recovered, the spokesman added.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Hamilton Criminal Investigation Unit on 295-0011.

Police made two arrests yesterday after a woman had her handbag stolen near Montpelier Road in Devonshire.

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Published June 05, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 04, 2013 at 11:10 pm)

Men arrested following handbag theft

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