While citizen arrests are legal, persons are being warned not to use excessive force when doing so.
This advice comes from TTPS Public Information Officer Wayne Mystar, as he called on citizens to establish watch groups to help the police tackle crime.
It also follows a recent incident in which a man was beaten to death in San Juan after being caught breaking into a house in the area.
Mr Mystar also outlined the law as it relates to a citizen’s arrest.
Police Information Officer Wayne Mystar.