According to a press release submitted at noon today, the individual arrested for the robbery has confessed to the crime in a written statement to police, and that US currency, believed to be proceeds of the robbery, was recovered from the man.
Police said two other individuals suspected of being involved in the robbery are now in custody.
Below is the full statement released by the police on the incident
On Friday, April 12, 2013 at about 12:45 pm, officers attached to the Soufriere Police Station responded to a robbery incident which occurred at the Soufriere Diamond Falls.
It was confirmed that four masked men armed with homemade shot guns and pistols entered the said premises and robbed a number of persons who were on the compound at the time. Those persons were visitors to the island aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse, which was berthed at the Castries Harbour.
The men systematically searched the guest as well as their belongings. The masked men robbed them of monies, jeweleries, cameras, and cell phones and escaped in the bushes behind Diamond Waterfalls.
A search was conducted in the nearby bushes and surroundings by the Soufriere police, but to no avail.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, acting on information, Soufriere police apprehended an individual who has since confirmed his involvement (in a written statement to police) in the robbery of the said cruise ship passengers. A sum of USD$105 was recovered from his person.
On Monday, April 15, 2013 two other individuals were taken into custody under the suspicion of Robbery.
In total, 60 passengers of the said cruise ship were on tour at the Soufriere Botanical Gardens. Thirteen passengers were robbed as well as three local tour guides who were accompanying them.
Apart from the trauma of the incident, none of the persons robbed were injured.
Charges are expected to be laid on the individuals in custody shortly.
Investigations in the matter continue.