A Canadian man was robbed of his personal belongings early this morning by two bandits on Water Works Road, Castries, close to the Ideal Guest House and Ideal Bakery.
The foreigner who is said to be in his 40’s was attacked at around 7:00 a.m.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the man was dragged and assaulted by two bandits, who demanded his cash and other valuables.
The bandits managed to rob the foreigner of his gold chain and a cellular phone, among other items. They did not manage to get his bag.
A source told SNO that the man arrived in Saint Lucia last night and was expected to stay here for an unspecified period.
“One of the guys at the bakery was able to go after one of the bandits in the river at the side of the business and give him one or two blows to the body. So definitely one of them got hurt,” the source said.
However, it is alleged that at least two other men from Grass Street came out with weapons and attacked the employee from the bakery, who was holding one of the bandits captive. The employee eventually released the alleged bandit and the men all escaped.
SNO was able to acquire a video footage from the business, showing the man being robbed and assaulted.
An official report has been lodged with the police.
An investigation has been launched into this matter.