A businesswoman is hoping to catch a man who stole a cell phone from her store on Clarke Street, Vieux Fort yesterday.
The owner of Audrey’s Boutique said the man, dressed in multi-coloured clothing, stole a purple-coloured Samsung S5 that was in a pink case shortly after 5 p.m.
The thief was caught on camera taking the phone.
The store owner told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she saw when the man entered the store, but he looked around for about five minutes and left without buying anything.
“He was asking about some shorts, to see different colours, and asking prices,” she said.
No other customers were in the store at the time. The store owner and two employees were present.
“When he was leaving the girl noticed the pink case in his pocket, so she told me if that’s not my phone. By the time I went to check he was gone. I went outside but I didn’t see which direction he went,” the store owner told SNO.
The perpetrator is not a familiar face.
“I have never seen him before.”
Describing the alleged thief, the businesswoman said: “He had a purple and yellow cap with a ‘S’ in the front. A pink backpack on his back and a small black one across his side. He had about three silver rings, one of then had like a small green gem stone in it; blue-cloth pants, not jeans material; white sneakers, and his shirt has purple, yellow, orange, black – mutli-colored.”