Police officers arrested a man after he was caught robbing a tourist couple at St Louis Street, Castries on Friday morning.
The incident occurred sometime around 9:30.a.m.
Eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the couple were walking along the busy Castries street, when the alleged robber confronted them and snatched a chain off the woman’s neck.
In an attempt to fight off the bandit, the woman’s husband held on to the robber, but he was injured in the process.
An eyewitness said the man sustained a cut to one of his hands, which was seen bleeding.
But the vendors in the area were the ones to get the police attention, when a few of them shouted for help.
The police ran quickly to the couple’s rescue and handcuffed the robber.
The robber and couple were taken to the police station.
Eyewitnesses said the couple looked traumatized following the incident.