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Robber escapes after high-speed chase

Police failed to catch a man during a high-speed chase in Pembroke yesterday afternoon after he robbed a motorcyclist of a pendant while driving through Hamilton Parish.

According to a police report, at around 3.00pm the 61-year-old victim was travelling on North Shore Road near the junction with Trinity Church Road when he was approached by a man who attempted to snatch his chain.

The suspect was only able to take the pendant from the chain before riding off. He was later spotted by police officers on the same motorcycle on Curving Avenue and a high-speed chase ensued.

However, the suspect managed to elude police on foot after crashing the cycle.

He is described as a 5 ft 10 in male, wearing white shirt, dark coloured jeans and white helmet.

Meantime, police have reported a handbag snatch around 10pm on Thursday on Pitts Bay Road in Pembroke.

Police said two women were sitting in the area near BF&M Insurance Company when a motorcyclist grabbed one of the women's handbag. The second woman then attempted to stop the suspect and as a result received minor injuries.

The suspect left the area, travelling west along Pitts Bay Road. He is described as a tall, dark skinned male. Police are appealing to anyone who may have information on these incidents to call the Criminal Investigation Unit on 295-0011

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Published June 03, 2016 at 4:58 pm (Updated June 04, 2016 at 3:39 am)

Robber escapes after high-speed chase

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