Police are investigating the beating of a man, who is accused of snatching a bag from a Caucasian woman in La Clery, Castries this evening.
Police sources told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the man was taken to hospital for treatment after he was beaten by an “angry mob” from La Clery.
The man allegedly stole the woman’s bag near Super J in La Clery and was chased by the group of males into Wintrades Supermarket where he was severely beaten.
An eyewitness told SNO that she was visiting in the area when the incident occurred around 7 p.m. She said the young men used bottles and a “machine” from the shop to beat the alleged thief all over his body. The eyewitness said the man was then tied up until the police arrived.
“The man got a sound beating. They almost killed him,” she told SNO.
Another eyewitness told SNO that the young men from La Clery have been blamed wrongfully for robberies committed by outsiders in the area and “took it out on the man”.