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November 21, 2012
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Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A man who attempted to rob an off-duty policewoman of her gold chain last Thursday got the shock of his life after he was soundly flogged by the would-be victim.

The incident, which occurred about 1 p.m. along the busy Orange Street in downtown Kingston, has left the man with bruises all over his body and also a bruised ego.

''I was walking along the road when I saw this man ride up on a bicycle. He dropped between two parked cars, came over to me, broke off my chain and lifted his ratchet knife and threatened to cut me up,'' the policewoman told The Star.

She said that a great level of energy surged through her body, and she held on to the man's hand with the knife and started to kick him repeatedly.

By this time, he was trying desperately to free himself from the blows that rained upon him.

''I was not going to let him get away with my chain. A short while after I heard an explosion and realised that a businessman had fired a shot. By this time the little man ran off in the direction of his bicycle and I chased after him,'' the policewoman said.

The Star was told that members of a police party drove to the scene and the bicycle was taken to the City Centre Police Station where it is being held.

It was revealed that the police are still searching for the culprit who is said to be a regular thief in the area.

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