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Visitor robbed at gunpoint at Reduit beach

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A blue Suzuki Swift like this one was stolen during the armed robbery

A male visitor was robbed at gunpoint at Reduit beach in Gros Islet on Friday evening, Nov. 17, according to sources.

The visitor, who is reportedly in his 50s and from the United Kingdom, was unharmed, but the three masked individuals stole all his belongings as well as a blue Suzuki Swift that he rented.

The incident occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the “Ramp”. He was reportedly alone and was approached by the bandits while fishing.

It is not clear if anyone else was on the beach at the time and if all the bandits had firearms.

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) was told that this is the first time the visitor is being robbed and he is “really shaken up”.

The stolen car is described as a blue Suzuki Swift, 2013 model, registration number PJ 1264, with black rims. If seen please contact the Gros Islet Police Station 456-3830.

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24 comments

  1. To me there is a police station on the ramp and crime is happening on that same ramp.

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  2. The criminals have basically taken over. Do the math what this this coverage do for your tourism industry.

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  3. If i am not mistaken wasn't it a visitor who was fishing alone at 10:30-11:00 in the night? Now how's that for taking responsibility for your own safety? If you guys think a crime/robbery can't be committed quietly then you need to think again. Stop giving the police a bad rap.

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  4. Some how this case can be easily solved.theres business places with camera covering thw roads....can they not pick up the footage from any of these places...the policemen need to start thinking.

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  5. CRIMINALS CAN BE ANYONE OUT THERE, THEY COULD BE SOMEONE WORKING IN A BANK, SUPERMARKET, ETC. THOSE PPL THINK WAY AHEAD OF ORDINARY PPL. ALL WE CAN REALLY DO IS TRY OUR BEST TO PROTECT OUR SELVES.

    THE POLICE OFFICERS WE HAVE IN ST.LUCIA RIGHT NOW ARE ACTING LIKE THE MEXICAN POLICE OFFICERS. WHEN THEY ARREST U, ALL U DO IS BRIBE THEM AND U ARE FREE TO GO. ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS.

    WE DON'T HAVE POLICE OFFICERS IN ST.LUCIA, BECAUSE THEY ARE CRIMINALS THEMSELVES.

    (5)(3)
  6. LORDAVY

    LORD HAVE MERCY

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  7. There's a police station right on the beach and you mean to tell me not one police man peeped out of the window? We have police men in this country but yet still crime has increased. All of them need to be reevaluated. Not all are suited for the job.

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  8. Isn't there a police station right there near the Ramp??????????

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  9. Easy solve! Get those lousy phone companies to provide cell phone data/ call log for every cell phone in and around that area prior to the incident. If they do not have the technology...as a govt....force them to get it...threaten them to get!

    I believe that technology and cell phone wire tapping is the only way to solve those types of crimes in my beloved country.

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  10. the Rodney bay police station is at the entrance to the ramp; gosh police were asleep or what

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    • There is not always an obvious flurry of activity during a robbery.

      Let's just hope that this case will be solved.

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    • The "Ramp" is long. And the other end is usually deserted and very unsafe. People, let's not expect the police to be everywhere. We know the level of desperation and heartlessness of these thugs now, let us try to not be sitting ducks for them.

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  11. my question is where are these people getting these guns. How are these guns entering the country without being detected. seems to me that someone is not doing their job to prevent these guns entering the country.

    people, people.. when you commit all this crimes, holding up visitors in our beautiful country you are not doing any favours to your family and others who are trying to make a dollar. if this continue we wont have anyone coming here on holiday which mean no money coming into the country, which means people will become unemployed, which mean the country will be crippled due to lack of revenue coming into the country.

    people cannot work so hard for these thoughtless, mindless, unsympathetic, uneducated criminals to help themselves to hard working peoples property. It's high time the government do something about crimes of all kind (regardless which government is in power). St. Lucia is way too small for all this crime to be going on. Gone the days when people were able to go to the beach in the evening/night time and relax... now for fear one cannot do this. It is so sad. What has happened to my mother's land?

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  12. Where papa we need another bread van man

    (28)(1)
  13. The police must have been sleeping as usual!

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