Police reports indicate that the teenager is believed to have made his move for the purse as the visitor walked the McKnight area of Basseterre on Friday, 1st November, 2013.
The alleged victim explained to police that the incident occurred when the youth ran up behind her and grabbed her purse but she fought to hold on to her possession, falling to the ground in the process and suffering bruises to her arms and legs.
Police said that eyewitnesses came to her aid and gave a description of the teen suspect. The security forces launched what they said was a “massive search” for the known suspect and received tips of his whereabouts from the public.
The search which was being conducted by members of the CID, SSU and DELTA Squad, continued into its second day on Saturday and the suspect has now been apprehended and will be formally charged.