Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the incident happened at about 3:00 p.m.
Eyewitnesses told SNO that the young man who is believed to be in his late teens snatched the woman’s handbag from inside her vehicle trunk, which was left open.
Reports are that the woman was taking her shopping trolley back, which was not far away from where she was parked.
She had just finished packing her shopping bags into the trunk of her vehicle.
After recognizing that she was being robbed by the young man, the woman alerted a few people in the parking lot and got into her vehicle and gave chase.
Fortunately, a group of young men who were told what had happened went after the young man and he was later captured at Caribbean Cinemas. While the woman’s handbag was recovered, all of her cash was missing.
The matter was reported to the police and he was later arrested.
A group of men in La Clery recently chased and severely beat a man, after he too snatched a woman’s handbag near the Super J outlet there.