He was wanted since July 11. 18 year old truck helper Gary Ludovic Toussee was arrested last Sunday.
The young man lives in Cap Malheureux and committed a purse snatching offence on a 65 year old Reunion Island tourist in Grand Bay. The young man acted with the help of two other accomplices. It is through the images recorded by the Grand Bay surveillance cameras that the police were able to identify the thief. The police officer who viewed the images recognized the suspect through his jacket. He recalled that a wanted suspect in another case of robbery was wearing the same clothes. He immediately reported the matter to his colleagues who arrested the suspect in his locality.
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When questioned by the chief inspector Geedharry and his team, the thief confessed his crime. He was presented before the court on Monday where a provisional charge of robbery has been lodged against him. The police objected to his release on parole and he was taken back to the police cell.
The victim was in Grand Bay in July 11 when she was battered by three individuals who stole her bag containing money, a checkbook and other personal effects; all estimated at Rs 75 000. The sexagenarian was also wounded in the shoulder when she tried to resist her attackers. She was treated at the Grand Bay clinic before being allowed to go home. Two other suspects are still being sought in this case.