Reports are that at about 9:45 p.m., a young man – described as tall and slim – walked up to the owner of a shop in the community, as she reached the entrance of her home.
Armed with a gun, the bandit demanded money, an eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).
“He pushed the young lady to the ground and grabbed her bag,” the eyewitness said.
A resident, who is a licensed firearm holder, fired shots at the bandit, who escaped.
“He (bandit) seemed to have been in no rush after his crime,” the eyewitness added.
The businesswoman’s bag contained an undisclosed amount of cash, keys to her shop, and documents.