But, quick work by officers of the Four Roads Police Station resulted in the arrest of the bandit and the recovery of a quantity of cash which had been stolen minutes earlier.
The victim told police she was walking along the walkover of the Diego Martin highway around 11:15am, on Tuesday when she was accosted by a man who grabbed a black bag containing a quantity of cash from her. The man then made his escape on foot into Cuthbert Circular.
A report was made to the police and officers of the Four Roads district who were on patrol in the area, responded and subsequently apprehended the suspect a short distance away. The black bag with the quantity of cash was also recovered from his possession.
A 19-year-old of suspect from La Resource Road, Laventille, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Investigations are ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is advising citizens to be cautious when carrying large sums of cash to commercial banks to change their old $100 bills to the new polymer note.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is conducting frequent mobile and foot patrols in the vicinity of banking institutions, to ensure that civilians are able to carry out their transactions safely.