Shots fired, suspect held in Festival City chain snatching

At about1030h today, police say that two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, confronted Marcel Fitzalbert, 34 years, as he was walking along a road in Festival City, South Ruimveldt, and demanded the jewellery he was wearing.

The police say that Fitzalbert put up resistance and a scuffle ensued between himself and the armed man, during which rounds were discharged. No one was injured.

Ranks of a police patrol in the area responded to the sound of the gunshots and arrested the man who had the firearm. His accomplice managed to escape with a gold chain from the victim, the police said.

An unlicensed 9mm. pistol with 5 rounds was recovered.

The suspect is in police custody and charges will be made shortly.

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