Endless death threats have sent a Lastic Hill, Castries family into fear, as a group of men are hell-bent on making their lives a misery.
One frustrated family member, who asked not to be named, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (July 9) that he is fearful that these threats can become a reality, if the police do not intervene.
The teenager related that the said men who are also from the same area, began harassing his family sometime late last year after he witnessed them breaking and entering a neighbour’s home.
He said after the police turned up at the scene, he related to them what he saw. The men were arrested and subsequently released.
Since then, the teen said the men have been hurling threats at him and his family.
However, the young man said everything was normal for a couple of months, until suddenly people’s homes were under attack again and some were even robbed in the area.
According to the source, the men have also become aggressive towards him and his family, to the point where no one feels safe anymore and are afraid that they could be harmed.
“I don’t even feel safe in my home. They threatened to kill me. They saw my mother and threatened her too and they pulled a cutlass and placed it on my sister’s neck and threatened her too,” he said.
The young man explained that the men even threatened to kidnap his two little brothers.
The 19-year-old told SNO that he went to the Central Police Station about three weeks ago when the incident first started and was asked to return the next day, which he did, to provide more details.
While the police have taken a full statement from the youth, they are yet to take action against the alleged perpetrators.
The family is asking that the relevant authorities investigate the issue.