Reports are that two armed men – not wearing masks – robbed Island Treasure on St. Louis Street of at about 11:10 a.m.
Three persons were reportedly robbed of cash totalling $1,500 and a Samsung cell phone.
An eyewitness gave St. Lucia News Online an account of how the incident unfolded.
“One guy came in the store and said he is looking for someone then left. A few minutes later he came back accompanied by another guy, both brandishing firearms. They said ‘nobody move’. One placed the gun at the lady’s head and demanded the cash for the day. About $900 was taken and the customers were robbed of their bags and phones. The men left walking as normal with the guns in their hands,” the eyewitness said.
A source told SNO: “I was in town this morning and heard a lady shouting ‘they rob me, they rob me’. I went over, I called the police. She said it was two fellas…. She didn’t speak to me and the lady went up some stairs.”
Another source told our news team that the gunmen were “smart”.
“Apparently the thieves were smart. They walked in, calmly robbed the place, and walked out without anyone the wiser. No one realised that the placed had been robbed until the proprietor ran outside screaming,” the source said.