Man Caught After Stealing Woman’s Wallet

January 30, 2014

A 42 year old Devonshire man is in police custody after staff members of the Marketplace chased him down after he stole a women’s wallet from her grocery cart while she was shopping.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:30pm on Wednesday, January 29th police officers responded to a reported theft at the Marketplace on Church Street in the City of Hamilton.

“It appears that a 43 year old Smith’s parish woman’s wallet was removed from her grocery cart while she was shopping in the store. She appealed for help as the suspect, a 42 year old Devonshire man, attempted to flee the scene on foot.

“Staff members pursued the suspected thief, who was promptly arrested in connection with this incident by police officers in the immediate area.

“The suspect remains in police custody and a court appearance is anticipated in due course. The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank those members of the public that came to the assistance of the female customer in this matter.”

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  1. Frank says:

    Great to here he did not get away. Lock him up

  2. WoW says:

    Good to those that helped. I saw him in the police car. Gosh quick action by all involved.

  3. buzz says:

    we are in a sad state of Affairs !

    • Hmmm says:

      wonder if he has previous, wonder if if he has a habit, wonder what he was doing in Market Place..

      I guess we will find out more at the trial.

  4. markus says:

    42 years old? ‘Kids’ these days smh

  5. Tolerate says:

    1:30pm, Church Street Hamilton????? How damn bold can you be?

  6. Really? says:

    just so all you mums/ nannies know this man snatched it out of a toddlers hand while he was sat in the shopping cart!

    • Hmmm says:

      That is disgusting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      He effectively stole from a toddler.

    • Street bear says:

      Wow! Surprised he could even fit into a shopping cart. Those things are pretty small.

  7. Me says:

    Lock the dumb a** up, better yet lets build some stocks at the Flagpole and leave him there to rot, or chain his dumb a** to a pillar at the store front and hang a sign around his neck. “Look at me I am a STUPID thief, remember this face”. Well done people, the action of a stupid few was thwarted by the actions of the brave and tired of this sh**.

  8. bunchofarseholes says:

    Junkies these days living than YOLO Life disgraceful.

  9. Triangle Drifter says:

    Good job by those involved. Hope he ‘fell’ & injured himself before the cops arrived. Will he get a little wrist tap in court?

  10. katy perry is my spirit animal says:

    I stole a chocolate bar from Marketplace once when I was about 6 or 7. My mom threatened to call the cops on me. Scared the crap outta me. Learned young to never take something that wasn’t my property. It was also the worst tasting chocolate bar (my mom didn’t know I still ate it) because I knew what I had done was wrong.

    • musicgirl says:

      I am smiling Katy. But I am glad you learned the lesson. One of my daughters tried that to take something from the store and I made the manager give her the riot act. She was only 6 and he did not want to do it. But she learned the lesson and never did it again.

  11. swing voter says:

    guys mess with that shyte knowing what it leads to… first you sell everything you own for a fix. then you ‘take’ your family’s stuff. then you take other people’s stuff to sell. girls that mess with that shyte are even worse off….they sell their ‘stuff’…..poor b@st!ds

  12. lolz says:

    Guys are getting desperate these days! Stealing purses right from a packed grocery store! Whats next stealing brocolli?!

    • katy perry is my spirit animal says:

      Lol, yes actually!!!! Hilarious

  13. TGAOTU says:

    chop off his hands so he can’t steal again!

  14. sage says:

    I hope they tazed his a$$.

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  16. a photog says:

    i guess he was doing heroin with the broccoli bandit

  17. Onion Gal says:

    It’s Wednesday and he knew there would be cash in the wallets & so preyed upon a mother & child . . . Disgusting! Hope the supermarkets will reconsider giving discounts with the use of debit cards as all that cash at closing time is asking for trouble.

  18. Tiger Lily says:

    Brazen! Bold! Warning to our seniors – do not take your wallets out in public. Caught a glimpse of a well known elder walking with a man next to him who was almost inside the elders wallet. Idk if the elder was asked for money but it seemed as though he was as he held the wallet right up to his face as he was walking and this next dude who frequents the gambling den and towered over this elder was clearly doing a scan of what was inside the wallet. I will call the elder to make sure he is ok and tell him never to do that again.