A 26-year-old Australia-born woman was robbed of her purse and cell phone on Sunday, Dec.18 , in Castries.
The woman was walking near the Massy Stores Supermarket at Waterfront, Castries at 1 p.m., when two men approached her.
One of the men grabbed her handbag which contained her Samsung Galaxy S7 cellphone, and while doing so, a small pouch containing the keys to her home fell on the floor.
The other bandit picked up the pouch, looked inside and when he realised that there was nothing valuable inside, he dropped it and began running.
“They grabbed my phone and my bag, and ran into the back streets. When I chased after them, I got attacked by one of their stray dogs. They left my pouch behind but they still have my phone,” she said.
The woman who was born to Saint Lucian parents and is currently on a vacation here, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she had just stopped to take a phone call and was passing to get something hot to eat. She was planning to head home to Micoud after that.
“It was so sudden, they grabbed my phone so fast and started to run in the back street. I did try to pull my phone and bag off them . I didn’t want to throw a punch just in case they hit back,” she recalled.
The woman said she did not make a report to the police following the incident, as she was not in a good mindset at the time and just wanted to get home.
She plans to make an official report today.