Police say bystanders chased down alleged mugger in Fredericton

Fredericton police investigate trafficking, arson and break-in in early hours

A 25-year-old man is in custody after an alleged mugging in Fredericton's downtown early Saturday morning.

Fredericton Police say the man stole an undisclosed amount of money from an unidentified woman in the King Street area of the city's south side at around 12:45 a.m.

Police say when the man attempted to flee, several bystanders chased him down and detained him until police arrived. Police also said there were numerous witnesses present.

The man has been charged with robbery and is being held for a court appearance.